Slightly tannic cranberry syrup pairs perfectly with the mildly bitter, fruity Aperol in this festive (and fizzy) beverage.
- Yield:makes 1 cocktail
- Active time: 5 minutes
- Total time:5 minutes
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 1 ounce homemade cranberry syrup
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 3 ounces chilled seltzer
- Orange peel for garnish, optional
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Aperol, cranberry syrup, and bitters. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into an ice filled highball glass and top with 3 ounces of seltzer, or more to taste. Stir gently. Garnish with orange peel if desired.