Want a cocktail that makes a big impression?
We’ve often tried Aperol when we’re skiing in the Alps, but we wanted to take all of the flavor and create an easy summer cocktail with it.
5 Minute stylish easy summer cocktail to impress your friends
Just one look at our Aperol sour makes your mouth water.
It’s sophisticated, it tastes delicious and it’s very easy to make!
It’s one of our favourite cocktail recipes and you’re going to love it!
Want more inspiration? Check out our easy summer cocktails.
What does aperol taste like?
This bright orange alcohol is refreshing, it’s made with both bitter and sweet oranges.
If you’ve tasted Campari, then it’s similar but not as bitter.
Where does aperol come from?
It comes from Padua which is a town in Northern Italy.
What equipment will I need?
The great thing about this cocktail recipe is that you don’t need a whole host of expensive bar equipment.
You’ll need a cocktail shaker and because you need to double strain your drinks in this recipe, two strainers.
Of course, you’ll need a glass to pour your drink into as well!
What alcohol goes into this cocktail?
There are two different types of alcohol that go into this tasty cocktail.
No surprise to hear that one of them is Aperol but the second is gin.
What brand of gin do I have to use?
As Aperol is made with citrus fruits, it’s great if you can use a citrus forward gin such as Tarquins, Tanqueray or Portobello Road.
At the end of the day though, just use a gin that you like and don’t break the bank either!
Can I use bottled lemon juice?
Yes, you can use bottled lemon juice but we always recommend using fresh ingredients where possible, freshly squeezed lemon juice.
The lemon flavours are just so much better when you’ve just squeezed the juice.
What is simple syrup?
It’s one part water and one part sugar.
It’s easy to make but you can also buy it ready made from the store.
The secret to a full and frothy top…
Your Aperol sour will look amazingly impressive if you’ve managed to achieve a wonderfully frothy top, but how do you do this?
The secret is by using egg white.
When you shake egg white with an ice cube this creates a fantastic froth.
How long does it take to make?
If you want an Aperol sour in a hurry then you’re in luck.
This cocktail recipe means that you can be enjoying your drink in 5 minutes – really!
How to make an aperol sour cocktail
Follow our instructions for cocktail success!
The first thing you’ll need to do is put ice in your glasses to chill them while you’re making your drinks.
To make your Aperol sour cocktails you’ll need to place your egg white into your cocktail shaker along with one ice cube.
Once the ice is in shake as hard as you can for around 30 seconds.
Next add in 25ml of Aperol, 25ml of gin, 25ml of lemon juice and 25ml of simple syrup.
Add in a good handful of ice, securely put the lid on and shake.
You’ll need to shake for around 30 – 45 seconds.
Double strain your Aperol sour into your glasses.
The orange colour will be amazing!
Garnish with a Maraschino cherry or grapefruit slice.
What glasses should I serve it in?
You can serve your Aperol sour in a sour glass or you could serve it, like we have, in a coupe glass.
Whichever glasses you choose, your drinks are going to look fabulous.
Below is the recipe including a full list of the ingredients you’ll need to make this gin based cocktail.
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- Cocktail shaker
- Two strainers
- 25 ml Aperol
- 25 ml Gin
- 25 ml Lemon juice
- 25 ml Simple syrup
- The first thing you'll need to do is put ice in your glasses to chill them while you're making your drinks
- Now place your egg white into your cocktail shaker along with one ice cube and shake as hard as you can for around 30 seconds
- Next add in your Aperol, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup.
- Add in a good handful of ice, securly put the lid on and shake as hard as you can for around 30 seconds
- Double strain your aperol sour into your glasses, the orange colour will be amazing!
- Garnish with a Maraschino cherry or grapefruit slice
- An Italian treat, enjoy – cheers!