Found all over Italy, the spritz is a classically Venetian cocktail that pairs well with all sorts of cicheti (Venitian hors d’oeuvres).

Spritz Spritz
Found all over Italy—and perfect for summer refreshment or starting a meal—the spritz is a classic cocktail of prosecco and a bitter aperitif liqueur.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 3 oz. prosecco
  • 1 12 oz. bitter aperitif liqueur, such as Aperol or Campari
  • 1 12 oz. soda water
  • Orange slice, to garnish


  1. Combine prosecco, liqueur and soda water in a tall glass filled with ice; garnish with orange slice.