Looking for a great way to make a quick mixed drink that requires almost no work and tastes great, then I introduce you to Aperol! Aperol is an Italian liquor made with Rhubarb and it is slightly sweet and slightly bitter and it goes so well in so many drinks or on its own.
A traditional Aperol spritzer is made with Aperol and Prosecco but for this drink we are using soda water and a little simple syrup to make a super easy cocktail with items most people have in their house (or can make) and it tastes delicious. You can use tonic or bubbly water that is flavored or whatever you have on hand. That’s why I love this liquor because it is so versatile!
Aperol is not just for warm weather (though this is what most people think of when they hear this drink). I love drinking Aperol all year round, even at the holidays. It makes for a nice light drink with appetizers or at holiday gatherings.
If you are looking for some more great drink ideas for the holidays, I have also compiled a list of drinks that are perfect (you can find these to the right in the side bar area of the site or if you’re on mobile, scroll down to the bottom of the page!) Cocktails shouldn’t be complicated and these are all simple and delicious- just like this Aperol and soda!
Aperol and Soda: A Quick Aperol Drink
- 2 ounces Aperol roughly 2 shots
- 3-4 ounces soda water or tonic water
- 1 splash of simple syrup or fruit juice
- 1 lemon quarter
- In a rocks glass, pour your shot, simple syrup (or juice) and soda water over ice
- Squeeze your lemon wedge into the drink
- lightly stir
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