The Modern's Girovita Recipe

Alice Gao

This spin on a Pimm's cup uses a good dose of Aperol, and is named for an old Aperol advertisement that claimed that Aperol was good for maintaining your slim figure. Fresh mint, cucumber, and tonic keep the drink bright and refreshing.

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Recipe Details

The Modern's Girovita Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 3 (1/4-inch thickslices cucumber

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup (see note)

  • 4 large mint leaves

  • 1 1/2 ounces Aperol

  • 1 ounce apricot liqueur such as Rothman & Winter

  • 1/2 ounce juice from 1 lemon

  • 1/4 ounce Pimm's No. 1

  • Splash tonic water

  • Garnish: cucumber wheel and mint sprig


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber and simple syrup 10 times, then add mint and tap gently with muddler 5 more times. Do not over-muddle mint. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add Aperol, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, and Pimm's. Shake well, then pour unstrained into highball glass.

  2. Top with tonic water, garnish with cucumber wheel and mint sprig, and serve.


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.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker, muddler

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
223 Calories
0g Fat
33g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 223
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 266mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)