Aperol Spritz w/ a Fall Twist

A few months ago I went on an epic vacation with my friends to Montenegro. We sailed around the coastal country for seven days living our best lives. We would dock daily in a new town and head out for exploration where we would inevitably stop for a drink at a cute cafe. Whenever we did that, I would always order an Aperol Spritz. Something about sipping on a spritz outdoors with a beautiful view of the sea really eased me into vacation mode. Ahh…if there is anywhere I could be at this exact moment it would be right back in Montenegro. Between the picturesque views of the beautiful mountains that butt up against the sea, the incredibly fresh and flavorful seafood Montenegro was nothing short of amazing. Now, what kind of a person would I be if I didn’t share this experience with you? See for yourself below! If you are ever looking for a place to visit, I would hands down add this to the list and feel free to reach out if you need any recommendations!

So cut to post Labor Day in the Bay Area where I live, and it’s now Indian Summer weather. Which is a good thing for the most part but as I sat down to think through what cocktail I wanted to create to pay homage to our wonderful week at sea. It felt fitting to select a spritz and add a twist of fall to it. To me, this creation really embodies the essence of summer while paving way for the warmth and coziness of the incoming Fall. This is my nostalgic ode to Montenegro, my farewell to Summer and Hello to Fall. Enjoy!


  • Mint Bunch

  • 2 Parts Aperol

  • 1 Parts Belvedere Ginger Zest

  • 2 Parts Chandon Brut

  • Orange Slices

  • Ice


  1. Add ice cubes to a spritz glass (or glass of your choice.

  2. Add in the Belvedere and Aperol and give it a bit of stir.

  3. Top with the Chandon Brut and garnish with orange slice and mint bunch.