About the Bourbon Spritz

Our riff on the Aperol Spritz blows the 1950s European summer staple out of the water. While 2018 may have been the Summer of the Spritz, this season it’s all about variations like the Bourbon Spritz, with the signature caramel notes of Maker’s Mark® adding a new layer of excitement.


Preparation Time
4 min

Flavor Profile
Light and Bright


  • 1 part Aperol® aperitif

  • 3/4 parts freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • Prosecco
  • Orange peel
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  • Step 1
    Mix the ingredients
    Fill a wine glass with ice and layer in Maker’s Mark®, Aperol®, lemon juice and syrup.
  • Step 2
    Give it a spritz
    Top with Prosecco and garnish with an orange peel.
A bottle of Maker's Mark bourbon whisky behind a tall glass with a Bourbon Bloody Mary over ice and a pickle, celery, and lime garnish. A small bowl of lime slices is to the left.

Bourbon Spritz

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The < 15% rule

Spirits with ABVs below 15% should be refrigerated. If left out, an open bottle of Aperol may spoil, but it will last about three months in the fridge.
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Sweeten the deal

Simple syrup lives up to its name and can be made easily at home. Just dissolve a 1:1 (or 2:1) ratio of sugar and water on the stove and let it cool.
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Better bubbles

When you use sparkling ingredients like Prosecco employ minimal stirring for more fizz. For what should be obvious reasons, never add carbonated soda or sparkling wine to a shaker.

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