Intro to Aperol

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club in New York created this fruity and bittersweet drink to introduce customers to the flavor of Aperol. The cocktail is citrusy and mildly herbal, with a subtle undercurrent of bitterness.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Intro to Aperol

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:3 minutes
Total time:3 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker and strainer

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 1 ounce London Dry gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: orange twist

Procedures

  1. 1

    Fill a cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice. Add Aperol, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with orange twist.

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