Italian Sunset Spritz

The Italian Sunset Spritz is a delightful and revitalizing cocktail that captures the essence of Italy in every sip. This light and effervescent drink perfectly balances the bitter flavors of Italian apéritifs with the sweet, crisp notes of sparkling wine. Whether you opt for a classic red apéritif for a citrus-forward profile or a yellow or green alternative for a more floral and herbaceous taste, this cocktail is a journey to the heart of Italy's vibrant flavors. The garnish of a citrus slice adds a beautiful touch to this classic Italian cocktail.

Italian Sunset Spritz

A refreshing and effervescent cocktail that beautifully blends the bitterness of Italian apéritifs with the sweetness of sparkling wine, capturing the essence of Italy in every sip.

4.39 from 17 votes


  • 2 oz red or orange Italian apéritif
  • 3 oz sparkling wine, such as Prosecco
  • 1 oz club soda or sparkling water
  • Garnish: 1 orange or grapefruit slice


  1. Place a slice of orange or grapefruit inside a large glass and add ice, ensuring the citrus slice is visible through the glass.
  2. Pour the apéritif into the glass, then top it with sparkling wine and club soda or sparkling water.
  3. Gently stir to combine without disrupting the bubbles from the sparkling wine.