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Aperitif • Bitter
Aperol & Grapefruit Soda

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sipping an Aperol Spritz on a balmy afternoon, you know just how perfect the Italian aperitif is on a hot day. An even simpler version of that already simple cocktail, this low-ABV summer sipper swaps out the Prosecco and the seltzer for tart, semi-sweet grapefruit soda. It’s bittersweet, bubbly and downright chuggable.

The Essentials

Squirt Soda
Bar Spoon
The Details
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2 oz Aperol
Squirt Soda
grapefruit slice


  • Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice.
  • Using a jigger, add the Aperol to the glass.
  • Top with grapefruit soda, and stir with a bar spoon to incorporate.
  • Garnish with a slice of fresh grapefruit.