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Playing Giada De Laurentiis' Spritzer Slushy

This frozen riff on the classic Italian summer cocktail, the Aperol Spritz, comes from Rach's buddy Giada De Laurentiis' cookbook Giada's Italy.


  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups bitter orange liquor, such as Aperol
  • 1 bottle (750mL) prosecco


Serves: 8


In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, sugar and salt. Warm over medium heat to just below a simmer, stirring with a wooden spoon to help dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in the bitter orange liquor. Set aside to cool completely.

Pour the mixture into an 8-inch baking dish and freeze for 4 hours or until completely frozen. Using a fork, scrape the surface of the frozen mixture to form large shards of ice. Spoon about ½ cup of the mixture into a coupe and top with prosecco.

Excerpt from Giada's Italy by Giada De Laurentiis. Copyright © 2018 by Giada De Laurentiis. Used with permission by Clarkson Potter. All rights reserved.

Always drink responsibly.