Created in Italy by the Barbieri brothers in 1919, Aperol naturally became popular among young adults during the post-war era. After decades of low impact, the 1980’s is when the brand started taking on a wave of popularity among international crowds. But it was only in the early 2000’s that the brand gained additionally recognition after communicating through art, music and lifestyle. Now, over 100 years later the drink is used for its well-known Aperol Spritz as well as a beautiful addition to other cocktails like the Gin and Aperol Tonic.
Although many find Aperol Gin and Tonic to be a beautiful cocktail for autumn and winter, we find the the quench filing cocktail is great for summer and year round with its delicious mix of secret herbs and roots that pleasantly merge together for a slightly bitter yet citrusy drink with a sweet aroma.
Let’s not be alarmed, we adore a deliciously simple gin and tonic. The gin is front and center, the tonic is refreshing, the sipping is on point, and the buzz is smooth. But, every now and again it is time to mix things up. So, what can you find in the three ingredients cocktail? Gin, its best friend tonic, and splash of Aperol. We have taken our trusted gin and tonic recipe and carefully measured the right amount of Aperol for a balance of citrus and sweet.
If gin and tonic alone were able to mask the taste of quinine, the malaria medication that was used at the time of the cocktail’s invention, a splash of Aperol wold have taken the drink to a whole new level.
Aperol Gin and Tonic
- 2 Ounces Gin
- 1 Ounce Aperol
- 3-4 Ounces Tonic Water
Into a glass add in the ice and gin. Top off with tonic water and add the Aperol. Garnish with orange peels, sip, and enjoy.
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