At SYLTBAR, we prefer to drink our Prosecco on its own, in a white wine glass, chilled to a perfect 45-49 °F. We typically do not recommend adding any mixers to SYLTBAR Mr Premium Prosecco, especially anything that has sugar and calories. Doing this then defeats the purpose of sipping on a low-calorie, low-sugar drink such as SYLTBAR’s Prosecco. But, alas, we know there are many people who love a good Prosecco cocktail.
One of the most popular is the Aperol Spritz, an Italian tradition born in the Veneto region of the country. Like Fruili, where the SYLTBAR wine producers’ vineyard is located, Veneto is a top producer of Prosecco.
What does a Aperol Spritz tastes like?
The Aperol Spritz is known for its fresh citrus and bitter flavor profile, enjoyed as an aperitif before a meal, complimenting brunch or an afternoon snack, or even paired with all different types of food for dinner. This iconic cocktail is made of Aperol, Prosecco, soda water and an orange slice for garnish.
Aperol Spritz Recipe with Prosecco
The exact recipe, according to the Aperol website, is the following:
- 3 parts Prosecco D.O.C. (9 cl)
- 2 parts Aperol (6 cl)
- Splash of soda (3 cl)
The drink is built in a white wine glass that has been filled with ice, and then garnished with an orange slice on the rim. Depending on your taste preference, you can also add equal parts Prosecco and Aperol, which may dial down the bitterness of the Aperol. Add a splash of soda, and don’t forget the orange garnish.
If you are unfamiliar with Aperol, it is a bittersweet concoction made primarily of orange and a proprietary mix of herbs and roots. It’s bright in color and strong in taste, with 11% alcohol content.
Calories in Aperol
It’s bitter taste is why it blends so well with refreshing, crisp Prosecco — and why the Aperol Spritz is such a well known, well loved drink. However, it is important to realize that there is quite a bit of sugar in Aperol. It is not a low-sugar alcoholic beverage. According to the nutrition website, Nutrionix.com, there is about 15 grams of sugar in a 1.5 ounce pour of Aperol. An Aperol Spritz most likely will have more than a standard serving size, so the drink has even more sugar than that! Not only is the sugar content high, but so is the calorie count. Nutritionix says that a 1.5 ounce pour of Aperol is 103 calories, and the Aperol Spritz cocktail is 210! Compared to the very low 49 calories and 0.3 grams of sugar per 6 ounce glass of just SYLTBAR Prosecco, that is a very big difference.
We know this is a drink loved by many, but due to the high sugar content, it is not something we recommended. However, if you do enjoy drinking an Aperol Spritz, we hope that you only enjoy the cocktail in moderation.
We think it’s way better, though, to simply pour chilled SYLBAR Premium Prosecco in a white wine glass and enjoy the pure, 100% natural flavor and aromas of our low-sugar, low-calorie sparkling wine. To shop SYLTBAR Prosecco, visit syltbar.com or look for a local retailer that carries the product in-store.