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Cocktails to sparkle this July 4th holiday

We stopped by Little Giant in Portland where owner and bartender Andrew Volk added some flair to two summertime sippers.

PORTLAND, Maine — Aperol Spritz

2 oz sparkling wine

1.5 oz Aperol

2 oz club soda

Fill a glass with ice. Pour wine in gently. Add Aperol and top with soda. Garnish with an orange twist.

Little Giant House Spritz

1.5 oz Sweet vermouth

1 oz sherry (amontillado-style preferred)

0.75 oz Elderflower liqueur

2 oz soda

Fill a glass with ice. Pour the first three ingredients in, quickly stir to mix. Add soda and gently stir to combine. Garnish with an orange slice and an olive.

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