APEROL COCKTAILS

Aperol is an Italian apéritif made of botanicals including gentian, rhubarb and cinchona. It is the softer, more subtle version of it’s big brother, Campari – the same sugar content, less bitter flavours and half the alcohol content.

Aperol is commonly used in cocktails but none as popular as the Aperol Spritz, a delicious mix of Aperol, prosecco and soda.

Venetian Select Spritz

Venetian Spritz

The Spritz then evolved into the Venetian Spritz, incorporating the bitter component - bitter liqueurs including Select, Aperol, Campari or Cynar. The Venetian Spritz has transformed over the years.…

Aperol Colada Cocktail

Hey Mambo

Tequila and mezcal are subbed in place of the classic Piña Colada's rum base but the real hero is the bittersweet Aperol.…

Avion de Papel Cocktail

Avion de Papel

A variation on the modern classic Paper Plane by Lily Dean from Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, KY. The riff subs tequila in place of the original's bourbon and Meletti as the amaro.…

Aperol Sour Recipe

Aperol Sour

The Aperol Sour features a textural mouth feel and bright citrus notes accompanied by a gentle bitterness. A grapefruit/citrus forward gin works well as it pairs with the citrus and bitter grapefruit notes of Aperol.…

Gin Slushy Recipe

Spring in Your Pants Gin Slushy

A boozy gin slushy to welcome in the first day of Spring! Made with a citrusy gin such as Threefold Aromatic Gin, Aperol, citrus and honey.…

Green Chartreuse Cocktails

Last Flight

This cleverly named cocktail is a cross between two of my favourite cocktails - The Last Word and a Paper Plane.…

Aperol Spritz Recipe

Aperol Spritz (PDT version)

The Aperol Spritz is a bittersweet, refreshing summer sipper. This is PDT's version with a lower of Prosecco and the addition of freshly squeezed orange juice for a slightly sweeter and even more sessionable Spritz.…

Aperol Spritz Recipe

Aperol Spritz

The Spritz dates back to the 1800s but Aperol wasn't created until 1919. It gained popularity in the 1920s and 30s and soon became the bitter liqueur of choice for the Spritz.…

Lost Plane Cocktail

Lost Plane

A simple variation on the modern classic, the Paper Plane. The cleverly named Lost Plane utilises a dark rum in place of the bourbon whiskey. The flavourful dark rum increases the richness of the vibrant, citrusy and subtly bitter…

East 8 Hold Up

East 8 Hold Up

The East 8 Hold Up was created by London's Milk & Honey bartender, Kevin Armstrong back in 2010. The name comes from the London area (E8) where muggings were common.…