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Classic Aperol Spritz Inspired Mocktails

Summertime in Australia marks a shift in our drinking habits, leaving the winter warmers behind us as we opt for chilled, refreshing drinks that will stand up to the warmer weather. Enter the non-alcoholic version of the Aperol Spritz.

There are lots of reasons to love the (non-alcoholic version of) Aperol Spritz; it's vibrant colour, it's bitter sweet flavour and the fact that the non-alcoholic Aperol Spritz tastes every bit as good as the original. 

But, when it comes to preferticing the non alcohol Aperol Spritz recipe, there are a few things to consider. 

1. Find the right Aperol alternative 

The fact that there are so many options is testament to the popularity and staying power of this classic drink. But while there are several aperol alternatives, there are some subtle differences and it's important to find the right one for your palate. 

Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice

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The taste: Specifically created to make the perfect alcohol-free alternative to Aperol Spritz, Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice features clasic flavours of orange, rhubarb and herbs. 

What customers are saying: "Even nicer than real Aperol in an Aperol Spritz." 

Vera make a popular Aperol alternative

Vera’s Spirit Aperitivo Classico

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The taste: Featuring aromas of bitter orange, rosemary and thyme, the flavour profile includes citrus and a long, herbaceous finish. 

What customers are saying: "This is my favourite by far, perfect on the rocks with a slice of orange and sprig of Rosemary. Deliciously complex in flavour and bitter on the finish, tastes and feels like proper aperitif!" 

Abstinence Blood Orange Aperitif

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The taste: Featuring dominant citrus notes and spicy, bitter undertones from African Wormwood and Cinchona Bark, this Italian style Aperitif has a refreshing, bittersweet mouthfeel.

What customers are saying: "This is divine!" 

2. Use a premium non-alcoholic Prosecco 

Prosecco is a key ingredient in any Aperol Spritz recipe, so it's worth finding one that you really love. With an array of non-alcoholic sparkling wine options to choose from it's worth trying different options until you find the one that suits you best. 

Thompson & Scott Noughty is the best non-alcoholic sparkling wine in the world

Thomson and Scott Noughty

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The taste: Said to be the closest in taste, mouthfeel and aroma to an excellent French Champagne, Noughty is pale in colour with an extra dry, crisp taste. 

What customers are saying: "This is the most champagne like AF sparkling wine I have tasted. It's incredibly good. I love it."

Wild Life Botanicals Nude

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The taste: Featuring the freshness and zing of lime and mango along with aromas of gooseberry, greengage and young banana this sparkling wine is both dry and refreshing.

What customers are saying: "I really liked this Sparkling Wine, it tasted pretty close to the real thing, will definitely buy again, will be lovely on a warm summer's night."

Odd Bird Spumante Veneto Prosecco

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The taste: Featuring a complex flavour profile with white pear, crisp green apple, honey melon, grapefruit and gooseberry. 

What customers are saying: "Really enjoyed this Prosecco. Am about to order the Lyres Italian Spritz to make some Aperol Spritz!" 

Plus & Minus Prosecco

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The taste: This alcohol free prosecco features aromas of citrus and freshly cut apple, fruit flavours and a cleansing acidity on the finish. 

What customers are saying: "Loved the flavour - perfect for my Lyre's Italian Spritz."

La Gioiosa

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The taste: Made with Italian Glera grapes, this sparkling wine has fresh and fruity flavours with aromatic notes of apple, peach, and elderflower.

What customers are saying: "Great prosecco alternative."

 3. Good quality soda water does make a difference 

If you've gone to the trouble to think about the best Aperol alternative and best alcohol free prosecco then it's worth taking the extra step and buying the best soda water to complete your Aperol Spritz. 

In my opinion, there is only one option, Strangelove soda

Strangelove Soda Water

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The taste: Made from natural spring water from Victoria's Macedon ranges, Strangelove soda is crisp, pure, highly carbonated and the perfect addition to your Aperol Spritz. 

4. Don't forget the garnish 

Traditionally, the Aperol Spritz is garnished with a slice of orange and a green olive. But there are other options if you want to put your own stamp on your Spritz. 

While I am all about that olive, other Aperol Spritz garnishes include fresh mint, berries and rosemary. 

5. Use a special glass 

Look, technically your Aperol Spritz will taste the same no matter what sort of glass you serve it in. But for me, making my mocktail look as good as possible really adds to my overall drinking experience. 

You can serve an Aperol Spritz in glasses, flutes & tumblers, but for me, a large bowl shaped wine glass is the way to go. 

Plumm Three No. 3 Pinot/Chard Wine Glass

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6. Classic Aperol Spritz recipe 

When it comes to the perfect Aperol Spritz recipe, it's important to remember that we all have different taste preferences. my advice is to use this recipe as a rough guide and tweak it accordingly. 

Ingredients: 

60ml Aperol alternative such Sans Bar Spritzing in Venice 

60ml Alcohol free Prosecco such as Thomson & Scott Noughty

30ml Strangelove soda water 

Method: 

Place ice into a large wine glass and pour the ingredients over the top, Aperol first and then the prosecco and soda. Stir very gently to combine the ingredients. Garnish with an orange wedge and a green olive. 

There are lots of reasons to love the (non-alcoholic version of) Aperol Spritz; it's vibrant colour, it's bitter sweet flavour and the fact that the non-alcoholic Aperol Spritz tastes every bit as good as the original. 

But, when it comes to preferticing the non alcohol Aperol Spritz recipe, there are a few things to consider. 

1. Find the right Aperol alternative 

The fact that there are so many options is testament to the popularity and staying power of this classic drink. But while there are several aperol alternatives, there are some subtle differences and it's important to find the right one for your palate. 

Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice

 

The taste: Specifically created to make the perfect alcohol-free alternative to Aperol Spritz, Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice features clasic flavours of orange, rhubarb and herbs. 

What customers are saying: "Even nicer than real Aperol in an Aperol Spritz." 

Vera make a popular Aperol alternative

Vera’s Spirit Aperitivo Classico

 

The taste: Featuring aromas of bitter orange, rosemary and thyme, the flavour profile includes citrus and a long, herbaceous finish. 

What customers are saying: "This is my favourite by far, perfect on the rocks with a slice of orange and sprig of Rosemary. Deliciously complex in flavour and bitter on the finish, tastes and feels like proper aperitif!" 

Abstinence Blood Orange Aperitif

 

The taste: Featuring dominant citrus notes and spicy, bitter undertones from African Wormwood and Cinchona Bark, this Italian style Aperitif has a refreshing, bittersweet mouthfeel.

What customers are saying: "This is divine!" 

2. Use a premium non-alcoholic Prosecco 

Prosecco is a key ingredient in any Aperol Spritz recipe, so it's worth finding one that you really love. With an array of non-alcoholic sparkling wine options to choose from it's worth trying different options until you find the one that suits you best. 

Thompson & Scott Noughty is the best non-alcoholic sparkling wine in the world

Thomson and Scott Noughty

The taste: Said to be the closest in taste, mouthfeel and aroma to an excellent French Champagne, Noughty is pale in colour with an extra dry, crisp taste. 

What customers are saying: "This is the most champagne like AF sparkling wine I have tasted. It's incredibly good. I love it."

Wild Life Botanicals Nude

The taste: Featuring the freshness and zing of lime and mango along with aromas of gooseberry, greengage and young banana this sparkling wine is both dry and refreshing.

What customers are saying: "I really liked this Sparkling Wine, it tasted pretty close to the real thing, will definitely buy again, will be lovely on a warm summer's night."

Odd Bird Spumante Veneto Prosecco

The taste: Featuring a complex flavour profile with white pear, crisp green apple, honey melon, grapefruit and gooseberry. 

What customers are saying: "Really enjoyed this Prosecco. Am about to order the Lyres Italian Spritz to make some Aperol Spritz!" 

Plus & Minus Prosecco

The taste: This alcohol free prosecco features aromas of citrus and freshly cut apple, fruit flavours and a cleansing acidity on the finish. 

What customers are saying: "Loved the flavour - perfect for my Lyre's Italian Spritz."

La Gioiosa

The taste: Made with Italian Glera grapes, this sparkling wine has fresh and fruity flavours with aromatic notes of apple, peach, and elderflower.

What customers are saying: "Great prosecco alternative."

 3. Good quality soda water does make a difference 

If you've gone to the trouble to think about the best Aperol alternative and best alcohol free prosecco then it's worth taking the extra step and buying the best soda water to complete your Aperol Spritz. 

In my opinion, there is only one option, Strangelove soda

Strangelove Soda Water

The taste: Made from natural spring water from Victoria's Macedon ranges, Strangelove soda is crisp, pure, highly carbonated and the perfect addition to your Aperol Spritz. 

4. Don't forget the garnish 

Traditionally, the Aperol Spritz is garnished with a slice of orange and a green olive. But there are other options if you want to put your own stamp on your Spritz. 

While I am all about that olive, other Aperol Spritz garnishes include fresh mint, berries and rosemary. 

5. Use a special glass 

Look, technically your Aperol Spritz will taste the same no matter what sort of glass you serve it in. But for me, making my mocktail look as good as possible really adds to my overall drinking experience. 

You can serve an Aperol Spritz in glasses, flutes & tumblers, but for me, a large bowl shaped wine glass is the way to go. 

Plumm Three No. 3 Pinot/Chard Wine Glass

 

6. Classic Aperol Spritz recipe 

When it comes to the perfect Aperol Spritz recipe, it's important to remember that we all have different taste preferences. my advice is to use this recipe as a rough guide and tweak it accordingly. 

Ingredients: 

60ml Aperol alternative such Sans Bar Spritzing in Venice 

60ml Alcohol free Prosecco such as Thomson & Scott Noughty

30ml Strangelove soda water 

Method: 

Place ice into a large wine glass and pour the ingredients over the top, Aperol first and then the prosecco and soda. Stir very gently to combine the ingredients. Garnish with an orange wedge and a green olive. 

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