Aperol Sour – Refreshing and delicious
The Aperol Sour is an absolute summer classic. Are you looking for a refreshing summer drink? Maybe something with Aperol, but different from an Aperol Spritz? Then this cocktail is exactly what you’re looking for: A fruity sour prepared with Aperol, a little lemon juice, and orange juice.
Just like the Aperol Spritz, the Aperol Sour is quick and easy to prepare. So let’s start with the cocktail recipe right away. As always, I will share my personal tips for the cocktail at the end of the recipe.
What ingredients do we need?
The ingredients for this cocktail are actually very manageable. We need 5 cl Aperol, 3 cl lemon juice, 2 cl orange juice, 1 cl sugar syrup, half an orange slice, a few ice cubes, and last but not least 6 cl soda water to top up with. Of course, we also need a glass and a shaker.
- 5 cl Aperol
- 3 cl lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 2 cl orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1 cl sugar syrup
- 0.5 slice orange
- 3 ice cubes
- 6 cl soda water optional
- Pour Aperol, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar syrup into the shaker and properly shake everything.
- Put the ice cubes into a glass and add the drink using a strainer.
- If necessary, top up with seltzer/soda water.
- Add the orange slice and serve.
My personal tip for the recipe
If you prefer your cocktail to taste sourer, feel free to add more lemon juice. The same applies to similar drinks with lemon juice like Zombie, Vodka Fizz, or Whiskey Sour.
Which glass should I use?
Normally, glasses like a tumbler would be recommended. Personally, I think you can use just about any glass for this cocktail. It doesn’t make a difference in preparation anyway.
Looking for alternatives?
If you are looking for a summery alternative to the Aperol Sour, you can also find the Mojito Mango on our website/ in our app.