Ocala Cooks | Dave Miller

Dave Miller is a professional photographer/videographer and co-owner of MAVEN Photo + Film.  He is a devoted husband and father, self-proclaimed foodie and adventure seeker. He says this cocktail is, “One of my favorite poolside drinks when the weather is perfect, and the company is just as good.”

Elderflower Aperol Spritz


3 ounces chilled Prosecco (dry white sparkling) or Champagne 

1 3/4 ounces Aperol 

1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower liqueur (there are other brands, but this is my preferred one)

1/2 ounce club soda or seltzer (adds the fizziness and cuts the bitterness of the Aperol)

Fill a large wine glass with ice.

Pour all of the ingredients into the glass and stir.

Garnish with a grapefruit wedge or, if you want to be extra fancy, use elderflowers when they are in bloom, which in Florida is nearly year-round but with peaks in spring through fall.

Take tons of photos for social media posts!


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