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Playing How To Make a Watermelon Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Ice cubes made with fresh watermelon and the vibrant, citrus Italian liqueur Aperol make this refreshing drink from our Senior Culinary Producer Jeanette Donnarumma perfect for warm weather.

For more watermelon recipes, try Frozen Watermelon Margaritas or this Cucumber-Watermelon Mojito.


  • 1 cup seedless watermelon chunks
  • 1 cup Aperol
  • One 750-mL bottle prosecco, cava or sparkling wine
  • 6 thin orange slices


Serves: 6


In a blender, blend watermelon and Aperol until completely blended. Pour watermelon-Aperol mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.

To serve, place 3-4 watermelon-Aperol ice cubes in a white wine glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with an orange slice.

Always drink responsibly.