Aperol Popsicles

July 1, 2024

Article and photo by Renata Haidle

Ingredients:

3 ounces Prosecco

2 ounces Aperol mix

1 ounce frozen orange juice

2 ounces sparkling water

·     1 blood orange, sliced - for garnishing (substitute navel oranges if needed)

Makes 4 popsicles.

For an alcohol-free version

Ingredients:

3 ounces grapefruit-flavored sparkling water

1 ounce frozen orange juice

1 splash bitters

1 splash Amarena cherry juice

(maraschino cherry juice works as well)

Blame it all on my roots - at the height of summer, I miss those lively European outdoor cafés terribly. There, people watching with friends, debating whose outfit is the hottest, and generally whiling an entire afternoon over an Aperol spritz or two is the norm. Lacking the opportunity to do that now, I’m left with the option of enjoying that Aperol in the backyard, in the company of my Montana friends, which turns out to be equally enjoyable.

I’ve experimented a bit with refreshing spritzers and frozen cocktails for the summer, and one that is a constant favorite among us is the Aperol popsicle. It causes just a bit of a buzz, is refreshing, and goes perfectly with a cheese platter or a light summer dinner. SLM

Directions:

Blend all ingredients (except the blood orange) briefly and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours.

For an alcohol-free version

Directions:

Blend the ingredients for a few seconds and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours.

Originally printed in the July 2024 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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