Experimental

08APEROL_SPAN-articleLargeWe’ve begun to experiment with various liqueurs and we’ll be featuring some of them in our drink recipes for this season.

First, we will explore St.-Germain, the French elderflower liqueur, and Aperol, a mildly bitter Italian aperitif that one could call the lesser known step-cousin of Campari.  Combined with fresh grapefruit juice and Champagne or Prosecco, and you’ve got a drink called the Shaddock’s Fizz, which was our featured cocktail for our Little Christmas party this year.  I made so many of them that I was calculating recipes to do 6 or 8 at time.  Very popular, very tasty, and great for an afternoon tailgate!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
  • 1/2 ounce St.-Germain liqueur
  • 2 ounces Champagne or Prosecco – or to taste
  • Grapefruit twist

Preparation

  1. Pour Aperol, grapefruit juice and St.-Germain into a cocktail shaker.  Shake well.
  2. Fill a highball glass with ice, and pour in contents of shaker.
  3. Top with Champagne or Prosecco and add grapefruit twist

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