Aperol Slushie Spritzers

Frosé? That's so last summer. Try this fun blender drink instead!
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aperol slushie spritzers

Recipe by Ananda Eidelstein

Start to Finish: 15 minutes (plus freezing)

Servings: Makes 12 drinks

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Aperol liqueur   

  • 1/2 cup orange juice    

  • 2 navel oranges 

  • 2 bottles sparkling wine, chilled

Preparation

1. In a pitcher or 4-cup liquid measuring cup, mix the Aperol, orange juice, and 1/2 cup water. Pour into ice cube trays. (The mixture should fill about 2 1/2 regular-size ice cube trays.) Freeze until firm, about 6 hours.

2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the zest from the orange (the orange part only) to make 12 long wide strips. In a blender, pulse the Aperol ice cubes once or twice until slushy. For each drink, pour 1/4 cup of the Aperol mixture into a Champagne flute or other tall glass. Top with wine. Garnish with the zest.