In this refreshing sparkling-wine cocktail, Aperol—a bright red, mildly bitter Italian aperitif—is mixed with simple syrup and fresh lemon juice. If you can't find Aperol, Campari is an ideal substitute.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
½ ounce Simple Syrup
½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ ounce Aperol
4 ounces chilled sparkling wine, such as Prosecco
Orange twist for garnish
To prepare simple syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Makes about 1½ cups.
To prepare an individual cocktail: Combine ½ ounce of the simple syrup, lemon juice and Aperol in a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with an orange twist.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the Simple Syrup (Step 1) for up to 6 months.
149 calories;0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 8 g added sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 2 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 30 mg potassium