It’s time for a toast because one of my favorite celeb chefs debuts a new show, “Beach Bites With Katie Lee,” in June! Katie Lee will dish on good eats on a gourmet getaway around the world and it is all beach inspired. Who wouldn’t want to spend a day at the beach with Katie, indulging in her culinary cuisine, even if via TV? Well, In an interview with Katie Lee, I’ve uncovered the next best thing—her favorite cocktail recipe for a refreshing Aperol Spritz cocktail. It’s perfect for a spring or summer soiree!
Aperol is an Italian orange liqueur usually served, as the name implies, as an apéritif. I had my first Aperol spritz after a Vespa ride through Greenwich Village with Mario Batali. He took me to his restaurant Otto and served me the drink along with some sliced prosciutto. It was a warm day, and the drink was cool and refreshing. It quickly became my summer cocktail of choice.
- 3 cups prosecco
- 2 cups Aperol
- 1 cup club soda
- Orange slices or green olives
In a pitcher, combine the presence and Aperol. Top with club soda. Serve chilled or over ice and garnish each drink with an orange slice or green olive.
Source: Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee, Endless Summer Cookbook (Stewart, Tabori & Chang / ABRAMS , May 2015) / Image from Photodune