How to make 2 of the world’s most popular cocktails

Italian and French-inspired sips to try at home

SAN ANTONIO – Traveling is on hold but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the world inside your home.

Lifestyle expert, Lindsay Myers, shares 2 popular cocktails that, fortunately, only require a few ingredients.

Aperol Spritz

An Italian-based cocktail served as an aperitivo (a pre-meal drink designed to whet your appetite).


• 3 ounces Prosecco

• 2 ounces Aperol

• splash of soda water


Add all ingredients in a wine glass with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange peal.

French 75

Early versions of this drink date back to 1915 at a bar in Paris, where the base is champagne.


• 1 ounce Gin

• 2 dashes simple syrup

• 1/2 ounce lemon juice

• 2 ounces champagne


Add Gin, simple syrup and lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.

Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne.

Garnish with a lemon peal.

Watch Fiona and Mike make the recipe in the video above.

About the Author

Jeff Saldaña is an EMMY award-winning director from Uvalde, Texas. He’s been at KSAT since 2000. Jeff has directed countless newscasts, Fiesta parades, Diá de los Muertos specials and the KSAT Pigskin Classic. He helped launch and directs SA Live, KSAT’s entertainment and variety show, and produces SA Vibes, a local music series.

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