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Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

Remember in school when you’d return from summer and share your favorite memories? I’d always make a collage of my favorite moments of the summer break. Now that I’m older, I do the same thing except that now I capture those memories in food (and cocktail) form. And, if I had to define the summer of 2015 in one sip, it’d be with an Aperol Spritz. I made a batch of them to sit poolside on 4th of July, toasted my engagement with another batch, and whipped up a punch bowl-worth for my soon-to-be-sister-in-law’s bridal shower.

And, on my recent trip to Italy it was so god awful hot, the only solution was a stiff Gin and Tonic or an Aperol Spritz. True, you can have them anytime of year but there’s something I love about enjoying them when it’s hot out. I mean, they drink them for breakfast in Northern Italy so I figure there’s never a bad time for a Spritz.

But, right now? To capture this very August? I’m making the Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail recipe, with watermelon juice and a dash of homemade ginger juice. It’s a snapshot of this time of year when the produce is amazing, the days are hot, and you just don’t want it to end anytime soon.

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Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

This Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail recipe is a summery twist on the classic Aperol spritz cocktail made with a watermelon ginger juice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 Cocktail


  • 1 pound roughly chopped seedless watermelon plus more for garnish
  • 1 (5 inch) piece fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 ounces chilled Prosecco
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 2 ounces fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 splash ginger juice (optional)
  • Ice cubes


  • Make The Watermelon Juice: Place watermelon cubes in a food processor and process until smooth. Pass through a fine mesh sieve and discard solids. 
  • Make The Ginger Juice: Place ginger pieces in a food processor or blender and add 3/4 cup of water. Process until smooth then pass through a fine mesh sieve and discard solids. 
  • Make The Cocktail: Place a few ice cubes in a wine glass, add the Prosecco or another Brut sparkling wine, the Aperol and watermelon juice then top with a splash of the ginger juice, garnish with a slice of watermelon, and serve. 
Keyword Aperitivo, aperol cocktails, Fancy drink
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