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Orange Aperol Sippers Recipe Is Extra Citrusy and Sweet for Summertime

Our quick citrusy syrup plus freshly squeezed orange juice guarantee this tipple will put a smile on everyone’s face

Summertime is without a doubt the season for spritzes. While you can’t go wrong with a classic Aperol spritz, why not make it more fun? The classic cocktail originated in Venice and was made with a wine base, seltzer (for the bubbles!) and digestive bitters. However, our Orange Aperol Sippers recipe gets a citrusy twist with homemade syrup and vodka instead of wine.

I can’t picture a better drink for the season! Oranges are so fresh, and they’re the star of this adult-friendly beverage, thanks to our easy simple syrup and orange-flavored vodka. You can’t help but feel like you’re on a European getaway when you take a sip.

For even more summery cocktails, check out our Watermelon Slushies or Frozen Cucumber Margaritas!


6 serving

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  • 2 oranges
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 9 oz. citrus vodka
  • 6 oz. cranberry juice
  • 6 oz. Aperol


• Using vegetable peeler, shave zest and squeeze 6 oz. juice from 1 orange. Slice remaining orange; reserve.

• In pot, combine sugar, orange zest and 4 oz. water. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Cook until sugar is dissolved, 1 min. Transfer to bowl; let cool. Strain.

• Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add 3 oz. vodka, 2 oz. cranberry juice, 2 oz. Aperol, 2 oz. orange juice and 1⁄3 of orange syrup. Cover with lid; shake vigorously until well chilled, about 30 sec. Strain into 2 martini glasses.

• Repeat twice to make 4 more cocktails. Garnish with reserved orange slices.


  • Calories: 260
  • Carbohydrate: 27 gram
  • Sugar: 26 gram
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