Locale Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Our Aperol Spritz is light and refreshing, and a favourite here at Locale Ristorante + Bar. It’s perfect for Summer afternoons in the lounge bar, just watching the world pass by on Hastings Street.

Aperol was created by the Barbieri brothers in Padova in 1919 and is a light and fresh aperitif that owes its flavours and aromas to sweet and bitter oranges, rhubarb, and gentian root. The other components are a trade secret and when the Campari Group purchased Aperol in 2003, they promised to keep the original recipe, and maintain the secrecy.

This cocktail also calls for Prosecco which is a cousin to the better known Champagne and Cava. Prosecco comes from north-eastern Italy in the region spanning Veneto and Friuli.

It is made mostly from the Glera grape and has a lighter, sweeter and fruitier flavor compared to Champagne.

Learn how to make this delicious cocktail by watching the video above, or following the recipe below.

Campari Orange Wedge
60ml Aperol
Soda Water

Squeeze Campari orange wedge into a chilled glass and pop it in.
Add 60ml of Aperol.
Top with Prosecco and a dash of soda water.
Fill with ice and serve.