I love this Aperol Sour cocktail. It's a beautiful sunset-orange color with a pleasantly sour taste and bright citrus notes. This delicious drink is ideal for a warm summer evening, dinner parties, or bridal showers. Perfect for Aperol lovers!
An Aperol gin sour is an easy cocktail and a brilliant variation of the classic cocktails we all love. The sour recipe borrows its 'sour' trait from fresh lemon juice. Meanwhile, Aperol, an Italian aperitif lends bitterness, a bright citrus flavor, and distinct orange color.
It's a great addition to a classic gin sour. For the best results, this pretty cocktail is crowned with a frothy egg white foam.
Find the precise measures for this Gin Aperol Sour, in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. Here's a summary of the ingredients that make this a beautiful cocktail.
- Aperol. Pleasantly bitter Aperol is known for its distinct bitter-sweet flavor, citrus notes and bright orange color.
- Dry style gin. Preferably a London Dry Gin or your personal favorite gin.
- Fresh lime juice or lemon juice.
- Raw egg whites. Pasteurized egg white give the cocktail a creamy texture and foamy top. If you're vegan, a can of chickpeas (specifically, the liquid known as aquafaba) is a great alternative.
- Simple syrup. Sugar syrup is added to balance the sourness of the lemon juice.
- Ice cubes.
A cocktail shaker or a tall jar with a lid + a strainer
Coupe glass or cocktail glasses of your preference.
Start by chilling your cocktail glass - fill a coupe glass with ice while you gather your cocktail ingredients.
Next, in your cocktail shaker, combine the dry gin, Aperol, lime or lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white.
After securing the lid, employ the dry shake method: give it a good shake for about 15 seconds. This dry shaking is essential for frothy egg integration.
Add ice to the shaker. Shake again until the Aperol gin cocktail is thoroughly chilled.
Remove the ice from the glass, then strain the cocktail into the chilled glass.
For a final touch of elegance, garnish with an orange or or lime twist.
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- 1oz / 30ml London Dry Gin
- 1oz / 30ml Aperol
- 1oz /30ml fresh lime juice or lemon juice
- ½oz / 15ml simple syrup
- ½ egg white (or ½ oz unsalted aquafaba)
- Fill a coupe glass with ice while you gather your cocktail ingredients.
- Combine the dry gin, Aperol, lime or lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker.
- Add the lid and give it a good shake for about 15 seconds.
- Add ice to the shaker and shake again until thoroughly chilled.
- Remove the ice from the glass, then strain the cocktail into the chilled glass.
- Garnish with an orange twist.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g