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Lovely Spring Cocktail

In cocktails on June 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA friend who knows my fascination with cocktails brought me part of a bottle of Aperol to try. It was a new liqueur for me. Here’s what wikipedia says about it.

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:

French Italian

1 oz Aperol
1 oz St. Germaine
1/2 Persian lime
1/4 oz simple syrup
Shake.Strain.Top with Prosecco.