The Best and Easiest Alternatives to Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is one of the most popular spritz drinks. It’s delicious and it’s easy to remember why. This Italian cocktail is made using sparkling wine, Aperol (or other liqueur), and soda. There are many other options if the Aperol Spitz is getting old.

Pour two ounces sparkling wine into a glass to make the perfect spritz. You can also add one ounce of Aperol or another bitter to the glass and then top it with soda water. Add a twist, an orange slice, or olive to garnish and enjoy.

Campari Spritz

The Campari Spritz, which is the most popular alternative to the Aperol Spritz (and the most widely used), is bitterer and more complex. This cocktail is made from Campari, sparkling wine, soda water. This drink is perfect for those who don’t want something too sweet. Campari can be flavored with many herbs and spices including anise, rhubarb and orange.

Americano Spritz

An Americano Spritz is a classic version of the Aperol Spritz. This cocktail is made using sweet vermouth, Campari, sparkling water, and other ingredients. Although it’s slightly boozier than the Aperol Spitz, it tastes just as good. The Americano is a cocktail that is made with sweet vermouth, orange, club soda and campari. The Americano Spritz is a spritzer version of this cocktail.

Pamplemousse Spritz

Pamplemousse Spitz is a refreshing alternative to the usual. This cocktail contains grapefruit liqueur (Pampelle Grapefruit Aperitif might be a good choice), sparkling wine, and soda. It is perfect for summer sipping.

Cynar Spritz (a.k.a. Calindri Spritz)

Cynar Spritz is a bittersweet cocktail that you will love if you are a fan. Cynar is a bittersweet, woody liqueur that has bitter herbal notes and contains cinnamon, caramel, and toffee. This cocktail also includes sparkling wine and soda water. This cocktail is perfect for those who prefer a more bitter taste to their spritz than Aperol. However, it is sweeter than Campari. It’s often called a Cynar Spritz due to the liqueur, but the popular 1966 advertisement featuring Ernesto Calindri enjoying the bitter aperitif to counter “the strain of modern living” also refers to it as a Calindri Spritz.

Strawberry Spritz

Strawberry Spritz is a fruitier and more bitter version of the Aperol Spritz. This cocktail is made using strawberry liqueur (Bols, a cheap option), sparkling wine and soda water. Strawberry can be substituted for any fruity liqueur you choose.

Boulevardier Spritz

This spritz is made with Campari, bourbon, sweet vermouth, and other whiskey. This spritz is stronger than the others on this list and is another spritz that is based on a non spritzed cocktail with the same name. The Boulevardier, a riff of the Negroni, is made from Campari, sweet vermouth and whiskey.

St. Agrestis Paradiso Spritz

The St. Agrestis Paradiso Spritz is a unique option if you are looking for something really special. This cocktail is made using St. Agrestis Paradiso Spritz, Prosecco, soda water. It is less bitter than typical spritz liqueurs, and it has more herbal complexity. Brooklyn is where Agrestis Paradiso was made.

Lillet Blanc Spritz

This spritz is made for wine lovers. It is made with Lillet Blanc sparkling wine and soda water. Lillet Blanc, a French aperitif, is similar to semi-sweet vermouth. It has floral, citrus, and herbal notes. It is slightly sweet, making it a great choice if you are looking for something less bitter that Aperol.

Italicus Sprtiz

This spritz is made for Gin lovers. Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto, soda water, and sparkling wine are the ingredients. Italicus is a citrusy liquor that has only been available since 2016. You’ll be the first to offer this refreshing alternative to your friends.