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A Winter-Inspired Aperol Spritz

Ready to get your spritz fix on? While we usually associate citrusy flavours with summertime, a light, fruity drink like an Aperol Spritz can be the perfect compliment to your holiday charcuterie board this season. Whether you yourself are team #spritzlife or not, knowing how to make the PERFECT Aperol Spritz is a great trick to have up your sleeve when hosting!

Winter-Inspired Aperol Spritz by Jillian Harris

The key to take an Aperol Spritz from summer to winter is a splash of cranberry juice—a quintessential holiday flavour! The cranberry is such a seamless compliment to the other fruity flavours, you would think this beverage was meant to be enjoyed in the winter!

And, it wouldn’t be a Jilly-approved cocktail without a beautiful garnish to enhance the aesthetic. For this drink, we added an oven-dried orange slice to the rim. Not only is this a lovely decorative add-on, but the orange flavour slightly seeps into your drink, enhancing the vibrant flavour! To bake your orange garnishes, slice your orange into thin slices and line them on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 2oo°F for several hours, until they’re fully dry. But, be sure to keep your eyes on them so as not to over-bake them!

Jillian Harris's Winter-Inspired Aperol Spritz

So, are you ready to know how we create the most delicious Winter-Inspired Aperol Spritz? Here’s the recipe:

A Winter-Inspired Aperol Spritz

Recipe by From the Kitchen of Jillian Harris


  • Ice

  • 2 ounces 2 Prosecco

  • 1 ounce 1 Aperol

  • 1 ounce 1 Cranberry Juice

  • Club Soda to taste (optional)

  • 1 1 oven-dried orange slice for garnish


  • Begin by adding the ice to your glass.
  • Add the Prosecco, Aperol and cranberry juice.
  • Add the orange slice to your rim as a garnish. Ta da! Winter Aperol Spritz complete!

I hope you LOVE this Aperol Spritz recipe! I know Team Jilly and I sure do, LOL!

Happy holidays!



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