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Summer is here! Time to pop some bubbles with family and friends.

The best way to beat the heat and take part in some light day drinking is this citrus twist of the Italian classic, Aperol Spritz. Don't be scared off by the New York Times bitter review, this frosty treat is sure to become one of your favorite ways to cool down and relax.


Make this easy recipe ahead of time and just pop a can or bottle of Prosecco whenever you feel the need to chill out.


  • 3/4 cup Aperol
  • 3 Blood Oranges | 2 Juiced and strained | 1 thinly sliced
  • 3 Lemons | Juiced and strained
  • 1 cup water (For more of a kick replace water with Prosecco)
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • Prosecco for serving with frozen pops

This recipe makes 10 frozen old school style Popsicles

To Prepare:

Arrange Blood Orange slices in Popsicle molds. Mix all ingredients besides Prosecco, together and divide equally in popsicle mold. Place in freezer and wait for 30 min to an hour before adding wooden sticks so they stand up straight. Freeze at least 6 more hours, best to let them freeze overnight.

To serve:

Pop a cold can of Presto Sparkling Cuvee for single servings or Pop a bottle of Prosecco for a party. Pour yourself a glass and add the pop upside-down. Not in the mood for cocktail? Pull a pop out of the freezer as a snack, these frosty treats are tasty all on their own.

I hope you enjoy these fun creations as much as I do. Cheers to an excellent summer my friends and as always: Carpe Noctem from The Queen Of Nightlife, Anneliese Place!