Amaro Spritz

Amaro Spritz with olives
Photo: Nico Schinco
Total Time:
5 mins

The spritz is a summer favorite and for good reason, this light-on-the-booze cocktail is colorful and refreshing. The Aperol Spritz is the best known version, it calls for Aperol, prosecco, soda water, and a slice of orange, but there are many other variations. For our easy, lower ABV take we switch it up using Campari or Aperol plus tonic water for bubbles and a slice of lemon for garnish. One sip and you're instantly transported to the Italian Riveria.


  • 1 ½ ounces amaro, such as Aperol or Campari

  • 4 ounces tonic water

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus a lemon slice for garnish


  1. Fill a glass with ice. Pour in amaro and top with tonic water, lemon juice, and a lemon slice. Stir and serve immediately.


Some may find Campari too bitter and Aperol too sweet—if that's you, use equal parts of each in your drink. For a more herbal taste, use Liquore delle Sirene Aperitivo Americano Rosso ($35, in place of Campari or Aperol.

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