Don’t let the color fool you. The Rosé Tequila Spritzer is a Tequila, Aperol, and sparkling rosé summer cocktail that packs a punch. The combo of Tequila and orange liqueurs are a classic combination for Margaritas. This Tequila Spritzer recipe is a play on that perfect combo. The sparkling rosé is a nice change from the sticky-sweet Margarita, and the bubbles are a fun addition. Served on the rocks, basically because it’s a million degrees outside right now.
A Spritz by Any Other Name
The Aperol Spritz or Spritz Veneziano originated in Venice, Italy. However, it became better known in the USA by its German translation of a ‘Spritzer’. Light, cool, and refreshing, it’s an easy cocktail to make and even easier to drink! According to the International Bartenders Association, Spritz Veneziano is the official name.
Tequila Spritzer Ingredients
- Tequila or Mezcal: Distilled from the blue agave plant, Tequila originated near the city of Santiago de Tequila in the state of Jalisco in Mexico.
- Aperol: Aperol is a classic Italian bitter aperitif. Its name comes from the French slang word for an aperitif, which is apero. It has a great orange color that helps make this cocktail so pretty.
- Sparkling Rosé: Nothing too expensive since this is used as a mixer. I used Prosecco, but any sparkling wine will work.
- Lime Juice: A squirt of lime at the end with a lime garnish. Everything about this spritzer is cool and refreshing!
This is my recipe for the Rosé Tequila Spritzer
Rosé Tequila Spritzer
- 2 Ounces Tequila
- 1 Ounce Aperol
- 3 Ounces Sparkling Rosé
- 1/2 Lime Juice
- Lime Wedge
- Combine all ingredients in an old-fashioned glass on the rocks. Garnish with lime wedges.