Friday, May 20, 2011

It's Friday! It's Aperol Cocktails! Cin Cin!

Aperol



A few weeks ago, it was France with the St Germain cocktails blog,  we have moved to Italy and Aperol cocktails. I love Campari and this liqueur is owned by the Campari group. The WSJ profiled this wonderful liqueur recently and it could become an instant favorite for our Fashionmom readers.




Campari








Padua, Italy


Aperol is an Italian aperitif originally produced by the Barbieri company in Padua Italy. It is now produced by the Campari Company. Now stay with me ...it is also the main ingredient in another aperitif popular in northern Italy in the Veneto region " Spritz'.  Spritz is a wine based cocktail produced by the Campari group. Spritz is usually mixed with a liqueur such as Aperol or Campari along with white wine, the name of the mix is Aperol Spritz ( It is the unofficial drink of Italy)  AperoSpitzCommercial.

Aperol was originally produced in 1919, but it did not become popular until after the second World War. The ingredients? Gentian, Rhubarb, Bitter Orange, Cinchona. It is very similar to Campari but it is slightly sweeter and the alcoholic content is a bit less than that of Campari. It is also lighter in color than Campari. It has a slightly sweet, bitter taste while Campari is more bitter. These drinks are perfect for hot days at the beach if you need something which is not too sweet, too sweet tends to make you more thirsty, the bitter helps to make the drink refreshing.  Perfect for summer cocktails!!!


Rhubarb


AperolSptiz commercial 2 The commercials are a bit addictive! :)



Aperol Spritz

3 ounces Prosecco
Splash of Soda Water or Seltzer
2 ounces Aperol
Wine glass or Champagne flutes are great choices.

Roman Holiday

11/2 ounces Orange Vodka
1/2 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Tangelo Wedge

Strain with ice, pour into a Martini glass and then top with Prosecco!
Top with wedge.




Oranges

Apparent Sour - two greats together, this one has St Germain!

11/2 ounces Aperol
3/4 ounce St Germain
3/4 ounce lime juice
Rosemary Sprig

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add sprig.


Aperol Betty

2 parts Aperol
1 part orange juice
1 part grapefruit juice
Add ice cubes, shake and serve in a cocktail glass




Gentian Flower



 Aperol Vodka

2 parts Aperol
1 part Vodka
Add Lots of ice cubes and serve in a cocktail glass.

Winter G "ubillee

2 parts Aperol
2 parts Gin
1 part lemon juice
1 part Pomme Wonderful
1 part pineapple juice
 1 part simple syrup

Shake all in a together and serve ( martini or cocktail glass)


Sauvecita

2 parts Aperol
Dash of Angostura Bitters
2 parts dry Vermouth
1 part Parita Reposado Tequila
3/4 sweet Vermouth

Shake all ingredients together and serve ( cocktail/martini glass)


Bois De Rose

2 parts Aperol
2 parts Champagne
1 part Gin
2 parts St Germain
Dash of lemon juice

Shake all together and serve over ice in a Collins glass. Stir well!




Have a fantastic weekend!

Please remember to drink responsibly!



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