Fie’s Friday | Aperol Negroni

Aperol Negroni

Before last October, I had never toucher Aperol. Having seen it all over Instagram, I knew I had to try it. I loved the spritz but somehow love the Aperol Negroni even more.

Think of Aperol, as the Italian cousin of Pimms. Photo-friendly, available to drink in many guises, good with lemonade, soda, fizz.

It’s such a simple drink, despite the first image you don’t even need a cocktail shaker. This is one best mixed slowly with a stirrer. The original negronis use vermouth, but some quick googling found Sauvignon Blanc works just well.

To a short tumbler filled with ice, add:

  • 1.5 shots Aperol
  • 1.5 shots gin – I used Caorunn
  • 1.5 shots wine or dry vermouth

Top with a garnish of ice and keep stirring until the glass is sufficiently cooled by the ice.

Looks like a glass of Irn Bru to some, I can guarantee it is not. These tumblers were given to me by my Grandma a few years ago. I had them in my flat but never used them. Turns out she knew best as they are the perfect size for old fashioned type drinks, or an Aperol Negroni!

Aperol Negroni