#DOTW: Gin Aperol Cocktail

I don’t know if you have noticed, but especially in the warmer months of the year, you will find cocktails with Aperol at the bars and local watering holes. I think it’s just delicious as an additive to your summer refreshments. Everyone knows the Aperol Spritz (which I will highlight later this season). I did however have this particular drink at function over the weekend, and I fell in love with its fruitiness and refreshing components. Of course I had to immediately share it with you!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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