The bittersweet birthday spritz
( SERVES 1 )
A version of an Aperol Spritz
An aperitif (in France) or aperitivo (in Italy) is traditionally served to open up the palate before a meal. Adding bubbles makes for a fun pre-dinner birthday cocktail. Aperol is slightly sweeter than Campari, and the vodka just gives this an additional kick.
- In a Champagne flute or a small glass, add the Campari or Aperol and the vodka.
- Squeeze in a couple of drops of juice from half an orange, and top with Prosecco.
- Garnish with half a slice of orange and serve immediately.