How to make the perfect afternoon cocktail

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The warmer months may be behind us right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a summery afternoon cocktail or two. And when you think of afternoon sessions in the sun, it’s hard to miss the classic Aperol Spritz. If you’re interested in learning how to perfect the cocktail recipe — which, in principle, you are because that’s what this article is all about — we’re going to show you exactly that.

The Aperol team has shared a recipe for perfect serving Aperol Spritz, along with a few other sunny options.

Perfect Aperol Spritz Recipe

The Aperol Spritz recipe
Image via Casa Aperol

What you’ll need and instructions (in one)

  • In a tall wine glass filled with ice cubes, add:
  • 3 parts Prosecco (90 ml)
  • 2 parts Aperol (60ml)
  • 1 dose of soda (30 ml, just a dash)
  • Garnish with an orange wedge

That’s it. Ridiculously easy.

Sunset Tommy Recipe

What you will need:

  • Tequila Espolon
  • Guava
  • Lime
  • Agave


  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add 2 parts Espolòn tequila, 1/3 parts lime juice, 1/3 parts guava and 1/3 parts agave.
  3. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
  4. Served with an aromatic bubble with vaporized aromas of mixed berries.
Casa Aperol
Casa Aperol by Maybe Sammy

If you’ve run out of aromatic bubbles and vaporized aroma, don’t panic. The team at Maybe Sammy and the Empire Lounge can whip up this one for you in their pop-up room Casa Aperol, which is packed with amazing cocktails, a menu of tasty food and the chance to take a seaplane ride around Sydney. Not too shabby, huh?

recipe Sammy East 8

What you will need:

  • SKYY Vodka
  • Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • Passion fruit cordial
  • Pineapple Prosecco


  1. Fill the shaker with ice cubes
  2. Add 45mL of SKYY vodka, 15mL of Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, 15mL of passion fruit cordial and 15mL of pineapple Prosecco.
  3. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with a crystal clear block of ice, garnished with fresh passion fruit and mint.

Happy tasting, friends.

This article has been updated from its original publication date.

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