By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published May 19, 2020 at 1:01 PM

You might recall that, last August, we shared an article from "Bon Appetit" magazine which declared "The Spaghett" – an easy cocktail made with Miller High Life, Aperol and lemon juice – to be the official drink of summer.

And, summer isn't quite here yet, we're conjuring up the sunshine with yet another of our weekly OnMilwaukee Virtual Happy Hours this Thursday at 5 p.m. [Get all the details here].

This week, we're doing things a bit differently and inviting everyone to join us with a Spaghett in hand for a "community cocktail hour."

Boone & Crockett will be joining us to demonstrate how they make their signature "Bitter Life," a variation on the theme featuring High Life and a Campari shot, and we'll be raising our glasses in honor of the Milwaukee service industry.

We hope you'll join us. It's a great opportunity to try something new, ask us questions and take a moment to connect. We'll also be curious about what you think of the Spaghett (good, bad or otherwise).

The "recipe"

Here's what you need to make the cocktail: 

1 Miller High Life
1 ounce of Aperol
1 ounce of lemon juice

To make it right in the bottle, take a sip or two out of a nice cold bottle of Miller High Life to make room for the other ingredients. Then pour in the ounce of Aperol and lemon juice.

If you'd prefer, you can pour the Aperol and lemon into a pint glass and top off with the chilled Miller High Life.

What does it taste like? 

The cocktail very much resembles an Aperol spritz, which typically consists of 2 ounces of prosecco, 1 1/4-ounces Aperol and a splash of soda water. And it makes quite a bit of sense, considering Miller High Life’s reputation as "The Champagne of Beers."

"I ordered it based on the name alone," notes Bon Appetit "Drinks Czar" Alex Delany. "How could you not!?! Spaghetti without the eeee?!? Truly, I’m thankful I did, because this cocktail has become my official drink of summer ... light, fruity, slightly bitter, and just tart enough to lead you back for another sip."

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.