A Spritz Veneziano or Aperol Spritz, also called Spritz, is an Italian wine-based cocktail, commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy. In fact, the Aperol Spritz became widely popular outside of Italy around 2018 and was ranked as the world’s 9th bestselling cocktail in 2019 by the website Drinks International. Some of the best cocktails come in variations, hence the Bourbon Spritz, with the signature caramel notes of the inspired brand of Maker’s Mark adding a new layer of excitement.
- 1 oz Bourbon Whiskey (perferably Makers Mark)
- 1 oz Aperol
- 1 oz Prosecco
- 3/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Splash of Simple Syrup
- Garnish: Orange Wedge
Fill a wine glass with ice and add bourbon, aperol, lemon juice, and syrup. Then, top with Prosecco and garnish with an orange peel. Stir and enjoy!