This That’s the Spirit Aperol spritz is a classic summer cocktail. It’s light, refreshing and truly tastes like summertime in Italy. Take this cocktail up a notch by incorporating a little thyme-infused simple syrup. The thyme really complements the orange and herbal notes in the Aperol tying this cocktail together. Perfect for a hot summer day (or eve), this spritz is one you’ll want to keep making again and again! Cheers.
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Thyme simple syrup (makes ½ oz)
For the thyme-infused simple syrup, add ½ cup sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat.
Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and add 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme. Let steep for 10-15 minutes, depending on how strong you want the thyme flavour to be.
For the cocktail, fill a white wine glass with ice.
Pour 3 parts of Prosecco DOC, followed by 2 parts of Aperol and ½ oz thyme-infused simple syrup.
Top with a splash of soda and stir.
Garnish with an orange wedge and fresh thyme sprigs.