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There are a million riffs on the Aperol Spritz, including very tasty frozen versions and one at Hooch in Aspen that includes muddled strawberries, but the best is still the original. The 3-2-1 recipe is printed on the back of the bottle and it’s an easy one to remember.
In a stemmed balloon glass full of ice, combine 3 parts of Cinzano Prosecco followed by 2 parts Aperol. Add 1 part or a splash of soda water, stir gently as needed and garnish with an orange slice. The end result should be a uniform, perfect orange color.