Move over rose – Aperol is here

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Whilst it might all be about those millennial pink drinks right now that doesn’t mean we should overlook rose’s orange-hued Italian cousin. Aperol is the drink of summer, with its low-alcohol content, instagrammable colour and refreshing citrus flavour, it’s the perfect all-day sipper.

The Aperol Spritz

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If your looking to try Aperol, you can’t go wrong with the classic Aperol spritz. A feel good summer drink.

Ingredients

1 part Aperol

1 parts prosecco

Splash of soda

Orange slices – garnish

Method

Add ice to a wine glass

Pour the aperol over the ice

Top with prosecco

Add a dash of soda

Garnish with orange slice

The Aperol Negroni

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This milder negroni variation is great for summer sipping. Instead of Campari add Aperol for bright summer flavours and a lovely orange colour.

Ingredients

1 part gin

1 part vermouth

1 part Aperol

Method

Fill a mixing glass with ice, add the gin, vermouth and Aperol.

Stir well.

Strain into an ice-filled glass.

On The Rocks

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You might think of Aperol as a drink to be mixed but it’s plenty tasty on its own. Give it a try for an orange summer sensation!

Aperol Cosmopolitan  

Aperol is great with its low alcohol content, but sometimes you want a bit more of a kick. This grown-up version of the classic cosmo replaces the cranberry juice with Aperol.

Ingredients

2 part Aperol

1 part vodka

Dash lime juice

Ice

Method

Place the vodka, Aperol and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with the ice.

Shake

Strain into a glass

 

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