Homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail {LOW CALORIE and EASY}

Homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail

This homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe is just 152 calories, and takes only 3 minutes to make!

Aperol calories and aperol drinks are often very high in calories. But we were able to cut calories without sacrificing flavor, and while still supplying you with a full sized cocktail recipe.

Homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail

The aperol spritz ratio is often 1 part Aperol liqueur, 1 part Prosecco, and a splash of club soda or soda water.

We have honored this ratio in this aperol spritz how to make guide. While cutting calories and making a yummy aperitif you’ll want to have every night.

This homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe is just 152 calories…

Homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Below you’ll learn what’s in an aperol spritz, how to lighten it up, and find a low calorie for aperol drinks.

You’ll find a shopping list, a printable recipe card, what garnish for aperol spritz to use and so much more.

Below, we’ll answer the question what is an aperol spritz, and how to make one low in calories…

To make this low calorie Aperol cocktail easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

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Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this aperol spritz recipe to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for aperol cocktails…

Aperol Spritz Ingredients

Make a cocktail aperol spritz with your favorite Prosecco or champagne. But as this is an Italian cocktail, Prosecco is the traditional sparkling wine to use.

Low Calorie Tips to Making an Aperol Cocktail:

  • Add More Soda Water: No one wants a small cocktail… so top off this recipe for spritz with extra soda water so you can sip longer.
  • Split the Drink: We took the 350 calorie beverage and split it into two glasses, then topped with soda water. This way you can share it, and save calories.
  • Add Lots of Ice: Ice (like soda water) is zero calories… and it helps fill up the glass. So add extra ice and get the illusion of a very large cocktail.
Homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Shopping List for Aperol Spritz Ingredients:

  • Aperol
  • Prosecco or champagne
  • Club soda or sparkling water
  • Orange slices
  • Rosemary sprigs (optional)

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this aperol drink you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for the cocktails with aperol can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make aperol cocktail recipes…

How to Make an Aperol Spritz Drink

These homemade aperol spritz cocktails are easy to make and impressive to serve. You can use any wine glass… here are our favorites.

Aperol Spritz Glasses:

  • Stemless Aperol Glasses: If you’ve ever broken a wine glass stem, you’ll understand the need for stemless glasses. These extra pretty stemless aperol glasses are simply stunning!
  • Fancy Aperol Glasses: You can have these aperol glasses engraved! Talk about fancy (photo below)
  • Traditional Aperol Glasses: These stunning glasses are almost as beautiful as the cocktails themselves!
How to Make an Aperol Spritz Drink

How to Make Aperol Spritz Cocktails:

  1. Add ice to a wine glass until it’s nearly full.
  2. Pour in the aperol, then add in the Prosecco, and club soda.
  3. Finally garnish with an orange slice, and if you like, a sprig of rosemary.
  4. Serve immediately.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for homemade aperol spritz cocktail recipes…

Homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail

This homemade aperol spritz cocktail recipe is so easy to make, and just 152 calories… So it won’t hurt your diet!

This traditional Italian pre dinner cocktail made the term “Happy Hour” something we all look forward to. Try one tonight before dinner, Aperol after all is an aperitif!

Homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail

LOW CALORIE Aperol Spritz Recipe

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The traditional aperol spritz calories are quite high, but we lightened up this homemade aperol spritz so that you can enjoy it without hurting your diet.
We took the 350 calories cocktail, down to just 152 calories… But we did have to lower the amount of alcohol to do so, something I never like to do, but assure you, this is still a strong drink.
This stunning happy hour cocktail recipe for spritz is light and refreshing, and doesn't need any shaking, stirring or fussing over. Just pour and serve!
5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course cocktails
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 152 kcal


  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Aperol
  • 3 ounces dry Prosecco or champagne
  • 4 ounces club soda or sparkling water
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish (optional)


  • Add ice to a wine glass until it’s nearly full.
  • Pour in the aperol, then add in the Prosecco, and club soda.
  • Finally garnish with an orange slice, and if you like, a sprig of rosemary.
  • Serve immediately.



Serving: 1cupCalories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 12.4gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword cocktails, happy hour
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Up next, aperol spritz calories and nutrition…

Nutrition and Calories in Aperol Spritz Recipes

This low calorie cocktail nutrition is based off 1 drink (about 1 cup) of the above recipe.

Most aperol spritz cocktails are 300-400 calories. But we were able to cut the calories without changing the aperol spritz ratio.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

Be sure to see more low calorie cocktails in the next section…

Homemade Aperol Spritz Cocktail

FAQ- Aperol Spritz Q&A

What kind of alcohol is Aperol Spritz?

Aperol Spritz Cocktails are made from an Italian liqueur also known as an Aperitif. Most commonly, this Italian cocktail is served before dinner. This Low Calorie April Spritz Recipe is easy to make…

What can I use instead of Prosecco for Aperol Spritz?

You can use Sparkling White Wine, or Champagne instead of sugary Prosecco when making an Aperol Spritz. Try this Low Calorie Aperol Spritz Recipe with any of the 3 options for a yummy and refreshing cocktail.

What mixes well with Aperol?

Aperol Spritz Ingredients (LOW CALORIE RECIPE):
Prosecco or champagne
-Club soda or sparkling water
-Orange slices
-Rosemary sprigs (optional)
Get the full Low Calorie April Cocktail Recipe in this article…

Can I drink straight Aperol?

Yes, many people like to drink aperol alone, it’s bold in flavor and a great aperitif. If you want to lighten the flavors and make a yummy cocktail, this Skinny Aperol Spritz Recipe is perfect!

Is Aperol high in sugar?

Aperol has no sugar! Depending on what you mix it with, your drink may have sugar. This Sugar Free Aperol Spritz Recipe is easy and impressive.

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