This Aperol and Gin Cocktail is an easy drinking delicious cocktail for summer!
I am totally ready to kick back on the deck with one of these in hand! It is HOT and I don’t think I have any motivation to move, but I could probably get it together long enough to shake up this totally refreshing Aperol and Gin Cocktail. Because apparently, this is my summer of Aperol cocktails.
It doesn’t hurt that Aperol is a nice complement to gin, one of my usual favorite summer cocktail ingredients. This drink is a slight riff on the Jasmine, a frequent go-to order for me. The main difference is the Jasmine uses Campari and is therefore more bitter than this version. And honestly? I might prefer this less bitter and slightly more summery version! You will love how light and summer it tastes and how easy it is to shake up. You just need a little freshly squeezed lemon juice, some Aperol, some gin, some orange liqueur and you’re good to go.
Do yourself a favor and shake one up too!
Aperol and Gin Cocktail
- 1 – 1¼ oz. gin (depending on strong you like it!)
- ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ oz. Aperol
- ¼ oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake well and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lemon peel if desired and enjoy!