Aperol Betty Is the Spritz’s Zestier Little Sister
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Aperol Betty Is the Spritz’s Zestier Little Sister

Made with fresh grapefruit and served with a whole orange wheel, this is a citrussed-up version of the classic Aperol Spritz.

In the words of Will Smith, it's summer, summer, summertime—time to relax and unwind.

Well, it's late May—time for Brits to gather in varying states of undress on communal grassed areas and overcrowded beer garden benches.

As well as the acres of pasty flesh, this transition to the warmer months is marked by a change in boozing habits. It's out with warming whisky and gloomy pints of Guinness, and in with those deliciously fleeting summer beverages: Pimm's, wine spritzers, and everyone's favourite Italian holiday romance: the Aperol Spritz.

RECIPE: Aperol Betty

While the combo of gin, prosecco, and tangy orange Aperol is a cocktail classic, it's not the only summer-ready drink to feature the Italian aperitif.

Step forward Aperol Betty: the Spritz's zestier little sister. Made with fresh grapefruit and served with a whole orange wheel alongside a generous splash of Aperol, this is a citrussed-up version of the iconic cocktail

Grab the grapefruit, you're gonna want to get jiggy with Betty.