These drinks with Aperol have the perfect mix of bright citrus flavors and earthy undertones and are easy to make at home. They are delicious and unique enough to impress your guests (and your tastebuds!).
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The slightly bitter citrus-flavored aperitif mixes really well with your favorite spirits like gin, rum, vodka, and even sparkling wine and has become very popular over the years.
Aperol gets its unique flavor from a blend of flowers, fruit (like rhubarb) and bark (much like standard cocktail bitters).
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I never like to add a bottle of specialty liquor to my home bar unless I know I can make a wide variety of drinks with it. And as this collection of recipes shows, it's quite versatile!
These cocktails with Aperol have variations of orange tones thanks to the signature vibrant color. They are flavorful and oh-so-tempting on a hot summer day or with small gatherings of friends.
And while a spritz is classic (and delicious) there really are tons of other great ways to use it.
- Fresh citrus pairs really well with any drinks with Aperol. It helps to cut through the sweetness and the slightly syrupy vibe of the liquor.
- Adding a splash of soda water to any of these cocktails is a great way to add even more interest to the glass. And it helps to dilute the recipes a bit if you're worried about how boozy they are.
- Feel free to modify any of these recipes to suit your own taste preferences!
Frequently Asked Questions
Keeping your bottle of Aperol in the fridge is a great idea for two reasons. It's best served chilled so you'll always have it ready to go when making any of these Aperol cocktails. Keeping it in the refrigerator will also ensure its freshness for up to three months.
A bottle of Aperol doesn't need to be refrigerated but it will help to keep it fresh for about 3 months. It is also a great idea to use cold ingredients when making mixed drinks so this kills two birds with one stone.
If unopened, a bottle of Aperol can last for several years, when stored in a cool, dark place. Once opened it is recommended that you get through the bottle in a year.
Aperol is a great mixer for cocktails. It blends with other liquor fairly seamlessly. It goes really well with sparkling water or Prosecco and also flavored sodas and tonic water. It also goes well with fruit juices.
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