Aperol Negroni Sour Cocktail

This week’s drink is a fun, bright, tasty cocktail using gin, aperol and elderflower liqueur, as well as lemon juice. It is a little sweet, a little sour, a little foamy… If you haven’t had aperol before it is an Italian bitter apéritif made of gentian, rhubarb and cinchona, among other ingredients. It has a bright red/orange color, which leads to the lovely color of this cocktail.

Aperol and elderflower liqueur are on the sweeter side, so I bumped up the gin a bit from what is listed here in this recipe. As you know if you follow my blog, I like my drinks stronger than most, so I am leaving the proportions as suggested here and will leave the strength up to you.

I’ve mentioned before that I like cocktail foamer better than egg whites in my drinks, so here is the link to that again in case you want to get some. 🙂

Aperol Negroni Sour Cocktail

Gin cocktail with aperol, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1 1/2 oz aperol
  • 3/4 oz elderflower liquer
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • cocktail foamer


  • Combine the ingredients with the foamer and shake well in a cocktail shaker. Add Ice and shake until cold. Serve in chilled glasses.
Keyword Cocktails, Drinks

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