Thursday, March 10, 2011

meet our new best friend, Aperol.

Sometimes a mid week drink really just hits the spot. Try this tasty Aperol drink we found on one of our favorite food blogs, Orangette. Take the work week edge off and make yourself a glass.


Adapted from the Walrus and the Carpenter

At home, I serve this drink in a Champagne coupe, but at the Walrus and the Carpenter, they put it in a martini glass. Frankly, I like it so much that I could probably be convinced to drink it out of a rusty bucket, so serve it in whatever you like.

Also, consider the amount of Aperol below a starting point. I like to use a little more. And if you have sparkling wine on hand, try substituting it for the white wine - a great variation.

½ oz. Aperol

2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, pulp strained out and discarded

2 oz. dry white wine

Fill a tall glass about halfway with ice cubes. Add the Aperol, juice, and wine, and stir to blend. Strain into glass.

Yield: 1 drink

Photos and recipe via Orangette

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