Aperol is an aperitif [ingredient=amaro amaro] invented near Padua, Italy in 1919 by the Barbieri family. It is a citrus-based amaro, with the addition of rhubarb, gentian and chinchona bark. Aperol is now owned by the Campari group.
Aperol is artificially colored bright, neon orange. With only 22 proof, Aperol is quite sweet, with only a light bitterness, which makes it a great stepping stone into the world of amari. The citrus component is strong, and sweet and sour.
Aperol is famous for the Aperol Spritz: white wine or Prosecco, Aperol, and sparkling mineral water. It's a light, refreshing, summertime drink.
Some popular cocktails containing Aperol
- The Antioxidant — Cranberry Vodka, Aperol, Tangerine juice, Simple syrup, Lime juice, Strawberry, Orange peel
- Negroni Sgroppato — Champagne, Aperol, Sweet vermouth, Lemon sorbet
- Fly-By-Knight — Red wine, Bourbon, Amaro Nonino, Aperol, Lemon juice, Egg white
- Caesarea Cocktail — Gin, Aperol, Simple syrup, Basil, Cucumber, Lemon
- Red Eyen — Rye, Aperol, Herbal liqueur, Peychaud's Bitters, Simple syrup
- Lady Loam — Mezcal, Aperol, Bruto Americano, Beet juice, Rosemary
- Papear Plane — Pear liqueur, Amaro, Aperol, Lemon juice
- Myer Creek Cocktail — Gin, Aperol, Triple sec, Lime juice
- The Spice Channel — Rye, Campari, Aperol, Sorel liqueur, Becherovka, Tea
- Nouvelle Fleur — Sparkling white wine, Elderflower liqueur, Blanco tequila, Aperol, Lime juice, PInk grapefruit juice, Salt