Looking for a fun cocktail to serve to friends? If you are a gin lover, this cocktail is for you! This Aperol Gin Cocktail is a refreshing drink filled with gin, cucumber and lime.
We have been to a few events at The Dining Studio here in Minneapolis with Philip Dorwart as our chef for the evening. The food, company and location are absolutely perfect. In addition to the fabulous food, Philip always has great cocktails and one of my favorites is this Aperol Gin Cocktail.
This cocktail is full of fresh spring flavors, and I can guarantee that you have never had a combo like it before. For starters, it has Aperol in it, an Italian aperitif, that is very similar in taste to Campari but with half the alcohol. Alone it is very bitter, but mix it with Hendrick’s Gin, simple syrup, muddled cucumber and lime juice, and you have a delicious combination. And it just screams spring with the gorgeous color!
The rain is finally gone and the weather is warming up again. It’s time for the lawn furniture to come out, the grill to be fired up and to have friends over for cocktails on the patio. We are doing just that this weekend, and these Aperol Gin Cocktails are on the menu. If you are looking for a new spring cocktail, look no further. This one is a winner and oh, so pretty to boot! Thank you, Philip, for sharing your inspiration with me!
Aperol Gin Cocktail
- 2 slices cumcumber
- 6 ounces Hendrick's Gin
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- splash of club soda
- lime for garnish
- Muddle the cucumber in the bottom of a shaker. Add Aperol, gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously to combine. Strain into 2 low ball glasses filled with ice. Top each glass with a splash of club soda, garnish with a lime slice and serve.