Whether you watch the Netflix series set in a women’s prison for the storyline, the jokes, or the, ahem, romance, there’s no denying that Orange is the New Black is great TV. It’s dramatic, it’s funny, and it’s kind of addictive.
Like the show, this week’s cocktail, the Aperol Spritz, has a lot of substance, but isn’t too heavy. You can drink it while you watch the OITNB Season 2 premiere this weekend, but no one will judge you if you make up a big batch of it to sip while you’re rewatching the entire first season. (What else are you going to do once you open a bottle of prosecco?)
3 parts prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 dash soda
Optional garnish: Orange slice
Glassware: Rocks glass or stemless wine glass.
Method: Fill the glass with ice, then pour in the prosecco, the Aperol and add a dash of soda. Turn on the TV, sit back, enjoy.