Category Archives: Aperol

Winter lovin’ (happened so fast)

I’m not generally one to gloat, boast or brag, so allow me just this one…it’s 74 degrees here right now, I’m sitting on my front porch writing this, and I f-ing LOVE IT!¬†This past Sunday we had a little backyard, chili & cornbread get together – where we burned two Christmas trees and shenanigans ensued – and I had shorts and a t-shirt on! Having lived in New York for a damn long time, I can safely say that living in a warm climate is just superior and no one can tell me otherwise. Basically, this is just a disclaimer to all of you that if I’m ever thinking of moving somewhere like Minneapolis, remind me that I once wrote these words and that I should vehemently reconsider.

But I digress. Let’s get back to the important things like making delicious cocktails. This one is in honor of the sunshine – it’s light, refreshing and pretty damn tasty. So let’s get to it.

Gulf of MexicoGulf of Mexico

*2 parts tequila blanco
*1 part Aperol
*2 parts cranberry juice (make it fancy!)
*1 part ginger beer
*1 part seltzer
*1/2 part Jack Rudy Tonic (I honestly can’t get enough of this stuff)
*A few dashes of orange bitters

Mix it all together in your favorite glass, give it a stir, and enjoy. Even if it’s 27 degrees where you are, it’s okay! This cocktail will make you feel like you’re in the tropics.

Okay, I’ll stop being a warm-weather asshole now. Whether you have snow on the ground or sun in the sky, as long as you like my drinks, I love all of you! Until next time.

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I’m kind of in love with this stuff.

Root beer booze! Just totally delicious.

Although, to be completely honest…I haven’t quite cracked the code on it yet. It’s great on the rocks. And I’ve splashed it into some cocktails, which seems to work quite well. I just can’t seem to find that perfect drink that uses this as a base. I figure some Root Egg Nog might really kick some ass, but with it being 70 degrees out here in New York City, egg nog is completely out of the question. So, the search continues.

Still, the folks at Art in the Age¬†seem like they have a few other delicious tricks up their sleeves. Ginger Snap? Rhubarb?! You’re doing good work over there in Philadelphia, Art in the Age. And as fortune would have it, I’m on my way to Philly this weekend. I sense a Rhubarb Gimlet in my future.

Anyway, since I’m not yet fantastic enough to come up with a delicious Root drink, I figure I should post another creation. Here she goes:

The Rambler

1 part Hendricks Gin (Hendricks is really the only gin I’ll accept in anything)

1/2 part Aperol

1 part seltzer

Splash of ginger tea

Dash of orange bitters

Lemon twist

Now that’s a 70 degrees in March kind of drink! Up next. Champagne cocktails. Yes indeed.