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
- 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.