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May 25, 2008 06:22 AM

Cocktails w/ Aperol

just bought a bottle, and i'm looking for suggestions

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  1. unfamiliar, what's it taste like?

      1. re: barleywino

        thanks, i thought it was compari-like, something i do not enjoy for the intensity of it. this sounds like i might be more interested....

        1. re: jspear

          it is absolutely campri-ish. but a little more complex in flavor.

          but if you do not like the medicine cabinet smell of campari you prob. won't like this either

          1. re: thew

            I have only had it with soda and it seemed harsh. I'm open to something new....

            1. re: jspear

              Campari and grapefruit juice is one of my favorite summer drinks. I add a little soda to lighten and give a little fizz....

              1. re: FlyerFan

                I live on this (Campari/ grapefruit) during the summer, and frequently add a bit of Plymouth. It's great with Aperol as well. These two drinks lend themselfves well to bitters, so it's fun to experiment with all the difrferent flavors and complexities.

      2. In Venice they drink Aperol like a spritzer; mixed with white wine and garnished with a green olive. It's great

        1. I enjoy an Aperol Sour:

          5 parts Aperol
          2 parts Lemon Juice
          1 part Simple Syrup
          2 dashes Orange Bitters

          There's a recipe on the bottle (I'm currently out of the stuff) that is good too (vodka + aperol / etc). I like it with soda water on ice too.

          1. thanks

            i had orange vodka/aperol/grapefruit juice in a bar the other night very good indeed

            last night i modified the aperol sour recipe by replacing the orange bitters and simple syrup with stirrings blood orange bitters - which are plenty sweet on their own

            very yummy.

            tonight i plan on the same thing with gin added into the mix.