Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cocktail: August Sunset

The New York Times recently ran an article about cocktails made from Aperol, which is apparently the hottest thing in mixology. The Italian aperitif has a slightly bitter orange flavor, not as a sharp as Campari (both are made by the Campari company). I like that the Times referred to it as a spirit the color of a sunset and drew the inspiration for my drink from that.

August Sunset

1 oz. gin (Dryfly Washington dry gin)
1 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. St. Germain liqueur
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 oz. club soda

Add gin, Aperol, St. Germain, lemon juice and bitters to shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into rocks glass with ice. Top with club soda and stir.

1 comment:

  1. I'm writing this on Aug. 31, which means this could be our last chance (for 11 months anyway) to enjoy an August Sunset while watching an August sunset.