Grapefruit & thyme

Aperol Spritz


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The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels

The Forest Feast Mediterranean

By Erin Gleeson

Published 2019

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This trendy yet classic Italian aperitif might be enjoyed on a warm afternoon by the beach or before a meal. Aperol, a bright orange bitter liqueur that’s similar to Campari but has a lower alcohol content, is mixed with prosecco for this drink. The traditional recipe often includes just a splash of soda and an orange slice for garnish, but my twist offers a bit more fizz and the refreshing aroma of grapefruit and thyme with each sip.


Aperol Prosecco Seltzer

  • pour equal parts (about 2 oz/60 ml each) over a glass of ice


  • a slice of pink grape fruit & 2 sprigs of fresh thyme


Look for unsweetened grapefruit-flavored seltzer like (pamplemousse-flavored) La Croix & if you can’t find prosecco, any dry sparkling white wine will work.