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What is in an Aperol Spritz?

What is in an Aperol Spritz? Prohibition Spirits‘ creative riff on the refreshing recipe shakes things up with an infused prune syrup.

What ingredients are used to make an Aperol Spritz?

Most Aperol Spritz recipes call for three basic ingredients – Aperol, Prosecco and and club soda. We took some liberties with the classic recipe, swapping Prosecco for sparkling rosé and adding a dash of an infused prune syrup.

What does an Aperol Spritz taste like?

Aperol is an Italian liquer. Aperol is technically considered a bitter, but it has a herbal citrusy flavor. The addition of sparkling wine and club soda results in a refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail that’s easy to sip.

How does Prune Syrup change the flavor of this wine cocktail?

Prohibition Spirits made an Infused Prune Syrup with warm spices like peppercorn, cardamom and cloves. It’s subtly sweet, but with a touch of spice – which pairs beautifully with the Aperol.

hand holding an Aperol Spritz with a straw in it

Aperol Spritz with Infused Prune Syrup

Prohibition Spirits
What is in an Aperol Spritz? Our creative riff on the refreshing recipe shakes things up with an infused prune syrup. 
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Beverages
Servings 2
Calories 21 kcal


  • 3 ounces Sparkling Rosé Highwayman
  • 1/2 ounce Prune Syrup recipe below
  • 1 ounces Apero Americano
  • Splash of Club Soda
  • Infused prunes and orange for garnish


  • For the prune syrup: simmer 2 cups (150g) chopped prunes in 1 cup (250ml) water and 1 cup (200g)sugar. Add 1 tablespoon. white peppercorns, 3 cardamom pods, and 4 cloves. Simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Strain and cool.
  • Combine sparkling, prune syrup, and Apero in an ice-filled wine glass. Stir for 3 seconds. Top with Club Soda and garnish with infused prunes and orange for a beautiful and tasty drink.


For more beverages, try our Prune Negroni or Fashionable Prune Cocktail.


Calories: 21kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.03gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 37mgSugar: 0.5gCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword cocktails, spritz
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