The first sip of a Negroni is one of those unforgettable cocktail experiences. As soon as the elixir touches your tongue, you know you’ve been hit with a bittersweet haymaker. Some may find the experience a little daunting, and that’s okay. Sometimes we have to learn to walk before we run, and that’s where the Aperol Negroni comes in.
You can think of it as the little brother of the Campari classic. It’s sweeter and lower in alcohol, but that doesn’t mean it’s lighter in flavor. Aperol is famous for its bright, bittersweet orange flavor with lingering herbal notes. It melds seamlessly with the zesty gin and floral vermouth to create an aperitivo hour cocktail to match any Mediterranean sunset.