Rosé Aperol Spritz

Time 5 minutes
Yields Makes 1 drink
Rosé Aperol Spritz
(Genevieve Ko / Los Angeles Times)
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It’s fizzy, it’s pink, it’s a cheery aperitif. This spin on the classic Italian Aperol spritz uses sparkling rosé instead of plain prosecco. For a less sweet drink, you can skip the fresh citrus juice and drop a lemon twist into the glass. A wine glass is standard but any glass that fits this quantity of liquid works.


Wash the citrus well, then cut in half and cut out a slice from the center. Reserve the slice, then squeeze ½ to 1 ounce juice from the citrus halves, depending on how sweet you want your cocktail.


Fill a glass with ice. Add the citrus juice, rosé and Aperol and stir. Slide in the reserved citrus slice and top off with sparkling water.