Its ingredients are, among others, bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona. . .
Although it looks, tastes, and smells much like Campari, Aperol has an alcohol content of 11%—less than half of Campari.
The color is a neon red-orange, almost unnatural but in the nicest possible way.
And yes, I know that it’s Summer in South Texas but I’m calling this a Spring cocktail because I think it describes it better: floral, tangy, slightly sweet, refreshing, light. In Summer down here it makes more sense to dive into a bucket of frozen watermelon margaritas.
Here’s what I did to it:
1 oz Aperol
1 oz St. Germaine
1/2 Persian lime
1/4 oz simple syrup
Shake.Strain.Top with Prosecco.