How To Make A Poorman’s Aperol Spritz

The spike in Aperol consumption caused a price hike over recent years, making it almost unaffordable to consume on the regular. With budgets being tight, it’s time to cut costs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy everyone’s favourite Italian cocktail. With just a few essentials, you can enjoy an easy to make spritz that looks like an Aperol but won’t break the bank.

Normally, the Aperol Spritz follows a simple 3-2-1 rule: 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda water.

In this case, we stick to 3:2:1 formula but replace the prosecco with sparkling wine, use Fanta Orange instead of Aperol and add some vodka to give it a nice kick.


  • 3 shots sparkling wine (dry or demi-sec, sweet tooth dependant)
  • 2 shots Fanta Orange
  • 1 shot Vodka


  1. To begin on the Spritz, you start by filling a wine glass or a tumbler with ice. You then pour some sparkling wine halfway up the glass. Then pour the Fanta Orange the remainder of the glass to fill it up.
  2. Top with soda water and garnish with a lime wedge. Or an orange slice. Or whatever your citric fancy.

And there you have it – a taste of Italy on a poorman’s budget.