Twice Smitten

1 oz Gin
1 oz Aperol
1 oz Lemon juice
12 oz Simple syrup (preferably turbinado)
8 lf Mint
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Fine strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a pressed mint sprig floated on top. If you don't have turbinado syrup or sugar, a basic simple syrup will suit just fine.
I used demerara syrup and basil in place of mint. Very different drink, but still good.
To make the original Smitten, follow the exact recipe, but use an ounce of Campari instead of an ounce of Aperol.
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