Just in case you haven’t noticed with my many summer Instagram snaps, I’m a huge fan of a good Aperol Spritz – who isn’t?

But when it comes to finding the perfect Spritz in Melbourne – where is the best place to go?

While I’m always on the lookout for a great new spot – I do have several faves.

Here’s my top 7 places to enjoy the perfect Aperol Spritz this summer: 

1. DOC, Mornington

The ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, DOC Mornington serves up the perfect Aperol Sprtiz throughout summer, it will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to Italy and never want to leave.

2. Greenfields, Albert Park

I have often called Greenfields Melbourne’s answer to an urban resort, whether it’s at one of their spectacular Sunday sessions or a boozy brunch – the Aperol Sprtiz is perfection.

3. Cucina Bar, Brighton

Situated in the heart of Brighton, Cucina Bar serves up a delicious Aperol Spritz in a warm and intimate surrounding. It is the perfect Bayside bar for warm summer sessions.

4. The Botanical, South Yarra

Overlooking the beautiful Botanical Gardens, this South Yarra favourite is the perfect way to spend an afternoon this summer. With a delicious Aperol Sptiz in hand, it’s a great weekend hangout.

5. Bang Bang RC, Elsternwick

Infused with a great lively atmosphere and overlooking a beautiful park, Bang Bang has definitely become a Bayside favourite. Serving up delicious Aperol Sprtiz throughout the summer season, it will not disappoint.

6. Sparrow Bar, Sandrigham

This gorgeous little Bayside bar is exactly what Sandringham needed, with a tranquil courtyard and delicious Aperol Sprtiz, it’s the perfect way to spend those lazy summer afternoons and evenings.

7. Pontoon, St Kilda

With a view that speaks for itself, an atmosphere that makes you want to stay forever and a delicious Aperol Spritz, this St Kilda bar is fast becoming one of Melbourne’s favourite hot spots.

Why not make it yourself next time you’re hosting a shindig?

It’s as easy as 3 – 2 – 1…

Here’s what you need:

  • Aperol
  • Prosecco -My absolute favourite is the Anica Vigna, from Winebubble
  • Soda Water
  • Ice
  • Sliced orange


Take a wine glass or stemless glass, add 60ml of Aperol, 90ml of Prosecco and 30ml of soda.

Fill the glass with ice

Finish off with a beautiful fresh orange wedge.