Hellooooooo summer! It’s that glorious time of the year when wearing less is more, everyone’s wayyy more chilled and day-drinking is not only totally acceptable, it’s encouraged. And nothing says “hey guys, it’s summer. I’m here and I’m ready for the good times,” like an Aperol Spritz.
Made with prosecco, Aperol and soda, the Aperol Spritz is one of those cocktails that’s quickly gaining popularity with us Aussies. Probably because, like the drink itself, we’re fun, light-hearted and a little bit colourful (no, not bright orange—unless you’ve had a bad fake tan).
Besides looking like the perfect summer drink, the Aperol Spritz also tastes like the perfect summer drink. And by that we mean it’s not too sweet, a little bit citrusy and—a hot weather requirement—served refreshingly cold.
Aperol Spritz Summer Sessions
To celebrate the warmer months, there’ll be Aperol Spritz parties held at some awesome bars around Melbourne where you can get your cocktail on well and good. There’ll be Aperol Spritz available for just $10, so you can enjoy more of them (responsibly, of course). Or, have extra cash left over for delicious food (because we’re never not thinking about eating).
Here’s just a taster of where you can go for a $10 Aperol Spritz (or two!) and good times this summer.
For the whole list of Aperol Spritz events, head here.
SUNSET SESSIONS AT D.O.C MORNINGTON
Are you headed to the peninsula this summer break? Lucky you! After a hard day at the beach this Summer, head to the ‘it’ venue in Mornington for an Aperol Spritz sunset session! Mornington’s DOC are bringing you a relaxed Aperitivo afternoon every Sunday in January - enjoy a mini spritz whilst waiting for your table, and celebrate your summer Italian style.
Dates: 4pm-9pm every Sunday, 3 January – 31 January
SPRITZ POINT AT BRUNETTI CITY SQUARE
What could be better than an Aperol Spritz and Aperitivo? Clearly the Italians do it better when it comes to la vita bella – so head to Brunetti's official Spritz point in City Square for the perfect drink and food pairing as the square comes to live – European style.
Dates: Sessions every Friday and Sunday from 8 January – 28 February
GARDEN PARTY AT WOODY P’S
Come to Woody P's new bar and outdoor garden for Aperol Spritz, and stay for the delicious aperitivo & tunes. Every Friday from 3pm - 6pm, one of our fave city venues will offer all guests special 'Apertitvo hour' prices – how can you say no to that?
Dates: 3-6pm Fridays with $8 Aperol Sprtiz, from 5 February – 11 March. Music til late!
ST ALI BRUNCH SESSIONS
Every Sunday from 2pm - 7pm, St Ali will be bringing the Spritz to the southside in their newly created church bar and garden area. How can you beat a summer Sunday with a tasty brunch, followed by an Aperol Spritz (or 3) in the sun? Answer: You can’t.
Dates: 2-7pm, Sundays from 6 February – 12 March
Make An Aperol Spritz Yourself At Home
So you’ve invited some friends over and you want to impress them with your cocktail making skillz (but don’t actually have said skillz)? Make them an Aperol Spritz—it’s as easy as 3, 2, 1…
3 parts prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 part soda
Add ice and a thin wedge of orange and all the accolades and high fives from your drinking companions will be yours.
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Want to check out more of Melbourne's most summery bars? Check out our list of Melbourne's best rooftop bars here.
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