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Aperol and Soda- A Quick Aperol Drink

Aperol and Soda- A Quick Aperol Drink

Aperol and soda is a wonderfully light and delicious drink. Aperol liquor is actually made from rhubarb! It requires little to no mixers to make a drink with it and it screams warm sunny days when you sip on it!

Aperol was invented in Italy by two Italian brothers in the early 1900’s and became popular around the world ever since. Even though this liqour is made with rhubarb, it has hints of orange and it actually tastes slightly sweet at the beginning of a sip and then slightly bitter at the end. It really goes well in so many drinks or on its own.

A traditional Aperol spritzer is made with Aperol and Prosecco but for this drink I’m using soda water and a little simple syrup (optional) to make a super easy cocktail with items most people have in their house (or can make) and it tastes delicious. You can use tonic or bubbly water that is flavored or whatever you have on hand. That’s why I love this liquor because it is so versatile!

Here are the 3 simple ingredients for this drink:

  • Aperol
  • soda water
  • simple syrup (optional)

I make this Aperol drink so often that I don’t even measure it out anymore because there is no “too much” of any ingredient that will make this drink bad. As I mentioned above, the simple syrup is totally optional and just cuts down on the slightly bitter ending of your sip.

Aperol is not just for warm weather (though this is what most people think of when they hear this drink). I love drinking Aperol all year round, even at the holidays. It makes for a nice light drink with appetizers or at holiday gatherings.

If you are looking for some more great drink ideas, you will love my chartruese and gin cocktail! You can also scroll down to the bottom of the page for more drink ideas. Cocktails shouldn’t be complicated and these are all simple and delicious!

Aperol and Soda: A Quick Aperol Drink

a quick and delicious Aperol drink that is very versatile
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 person


  • 2 ounces Aperol roughly 2 shots
  • 3-4 ounces soda water or tonic water
  • 1 splash of simple syrup or fruit juice
  • 1 lemon quarter
  • ice


  • In a rocks glass, pour your shot, simple syrup (or juice) and soda water over ice
  • Squeeze your lemon wedge into the drink
  • lightly stir
  • enjoy!


For 21 years and over!

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