Aperol is an aperitif 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
- Negroni Sgroppato — Champagne, Aperol, Sweet vermouth, Lemon sorbet
- Lady Loam — Mezcal, Aperol, Bruto Americano, Beet juice, Rosemary
- Fly-By-Knight — Red wine, Bourbon, Amaro Nonino, Aperol, Lemon juice, Egg white
- L&L — Reposado Tequila, Aperol, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Lemon peel
- The Spice Channel — Rye, Campari, Aperol, Sorel liqueur, Becherovka, Tea
- The Antioxidant — Cranberry Vodka, Aperol, Tangerine juice, Simple syrup, Lime juice, Strawberry, Orange peel
- Caesarea Cocktail — Gin, Aperol, Simple syrup, Basil, Cucumber, Lemon
- Red Eyen — Rye, Aperol, Herbal liqueur, Peychaud's Bitters, Simple syrup
- Harlem Roulette — Bourbon, Rye, Aperol, Peychaud's Bitters, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters, Absinthe, Honey syrup, Orange peel, Lemon peel
- Double-Barreled — Bourbon, Aperol, Campari, Crème de Banane, Lemon juice, Pineapple Gum Syrup, Salt Solution