Cranberry, Aperol, and Soda Recipe

Cranberry, Aperol, and Soda Recipe

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

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


  1. 1.

    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.