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Giada De Laurentiis Is Reinventing the Classic Aperol Spritz & It’s So Much Tastier Than the Original

Sipping on an aperol spritz after a long day at work is commonplace in Italy, where the aperitivo was created decades ago. Now, the cocktail is not only a brunch must-have here in the states, but we’ve also seen various delicious takes on the summertime cocktail. Our favorite so far? Giada De Laurentiis‘ reinvention on the classic spritz: Rosé Spritz.

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“A little Aperol, a little grapefruit, some pink prosecco… we got ourselves a perfect summer sipper, ladies and gentlemen!” De Laurentiis writes of her refreshing, “perfect sunny poolside sipper.”

To make De Laurentiis’ Rosé Spritz, you need pink Prosecco, seltzer, a couple grapefruits (to make fresh grapefruit juice), a sprig of mint and, of course, bitter orange liquor (Aperol!).

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Simply mix your ingredients together, garnish with a twist of grapefruit and mint, and serve! Aperol spritzes are typically served in an old-fashioned glass, but we love serving them in clear, ribbed tumblers like this popular Kingrol set found on Amazon.

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Or, pour into a stylish, cylindrical wine glass, like Schott Zwiesel’s Modo Wine Glasses sold at Target.

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For a more poolside-appropriate cup for your freshly mixed cocktail, opt for West Elm’s Fluted Acrylic Glassware. We’re obsessed with every style and every color.

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Get the full Rosé Spritz recipe at Giadzy.

Before you go, check out our roundup of summer cocktails below:

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