The hubs and I have now returned from our FABULOUS 2 week European vacation, and we’ve brought with us little pieces of Italy and Greece to share with you all.

While in Venice, we became hooked on the Spritz, the official drink of Venice!

Venetian Spritz cocktail Italy

Every day starting around noon, glasses of these delectable cocktails would glitter like jewels on pretty much every café patio in the city. You simply can’t go to Venice without trying one. In fact, we loved this relaxing and refreshing tradition so much, the hubs and I decided to bring it home. We will now be sipping our Spritzes by the pool on Saturdays!


Venetian Spritz cocktail Italy

The Venetian Spritz

There are 4 types of Venetian Spritz cocktails to choose from, depending on your taste preference. Spritz al’ Aperol is made with Aperol (mandarin orange flavor and the sweetest option), Spritz al Bitter (Campari, which is more woody with berry notes), Spritz with Select (Select Pilla) and Spritz con Cynar (artichoke liquor)


  • 2 parts dry white wine, or perhaps something bubbly like Prosecco
  • 1 part of the aperitif of choice (Select Pilla, Aperol, Campari, or Cynar)
  • splash of mineral water (fizzy or still)
Simply pour ingredients over ice in a wine glass. With Campari or Cynar, add little slice of lemon. With Aperol or Select, add a slice of orange.

Love the Venetian Spritz?

I think this is a great little drink that you can whip up in no time, whether domestic or abroad.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.  What do you think???
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  1. […] York Times piece on the spritz, if you’re interested. A cute blog I came across called the Fab Housewife also wrote about the spritz during her trip to […]

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