Aperol has gorgeous color I’m entranced with. It’s wonderful bitter orange flavor is not an acquired taste, it's a required taste as far as I’m concerned. Poking around, a couple of my favorite haunts confirmed to me that Aperol is a hot thing now.
It all began at a
There are a few Aperol martini concoctions floating around, I wanted my version to be a bit different. Melissa suggested fresh ginger as an ingredient, which was an inspired choice. This concoction was light and delicious with what I can only describe as an adult level sweetness. Grapefruit juice turned out to be a the right
But first, for orange-starved among us, here’s the 411 on Aperol.
What is it? It is considered an Italian
When was it created? 1919, not being a success until after WW II.
By who? Produced now by the Campari company, via Padua-based Luigi and Silvio Barbieri.
Does it have a signature cocktail? The Aperol Spritz.
What color is it? Gorgeous orange. Hey Hermès, this is your
What’s It made of? OMG, lots stuff. Including but not limited to licorice, fennel, aniseed,
What’s it taste like? Sweet,
How potent? Aperol has an alcohol content of 11%—less than half of Campari.
Anything else? Aperol is known as Campari’s younger brother.
And now Melissa, your Muffitini. As delightful and complex as you.
1 Slice Fresh Ginger
Shake all the ingredients with ice robustly to make sure the ginger muddles and