#DOTW: El Chapo

It’s Saturday! You know what that means: It’s cocktail time. Gin is especially refreshing in the warmer months, and I found you guys a great cocktail containing just that! It’s bitter-sweet, just like the end of summer! I couldn’t get enough of this drink, and I suspect neither will you. Bitterness from the Aperol meshing with the sweetness of the grapefruit beer, topped oft with the sourness of the strawberries, makes this a complete cocktail with all flavor profiles to complete your weekend. Chances are: it’s just what you need…

What you’ll need:

Infuse the April by cutting fresh 4 strawberries into quarters, then add them to a jar with 8 oz of gin. Infuse for 2 to 4 hours.

Add strawberry infused Aperol and Gin to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Add ice to a highball glass. Strain liquid of the shaker into glass. Top off with grapefruit beer. Garnish with strawberries.


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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