The No Spritz For You Cocktail is right up your alley if you love Aperol, but think that the Aperol Spritz is old news. This cocktail is also a bit punchier than the traditional verion with bubbles, so you have that going for you. This gin drink is also a bit bolder in terms of flavor and the grapefruit brings some new layers of flavor. And this drink is SO EASY to make!
Aperol is the gentler and softer version of Campari, another Italian aperitif. It’s flavors are rich in orange and rhubard, and the bitterness factor is there, but not in the force that you find with Campari.
No Spritz For You – Aperol and Gin Cocktail
- 1 Oz. Gin Go simple here!
- 1 Oz. Aperol
- 1 Oz. Grapefruit
- Combine your ingredients into your cocktail shaker.
- Add some ice, and shake it up!
- Strain into your fancy glass!
- Garnish with some orange.
No Spritz For You Ideas
Obviously you could turn this into a bubbling delight by adding some sort of liquid with bubbles. It could be a soda water, some prosecco to keep with the Italian theme, or even some grapefruit soda. Go nuts. This also has the bonus of making the flavors softer, and a bit diluted in terms of alcohol content.
You can also go more spritz-like by using orange slices in your drink, instead of an orange peel. Your call!