By Dane Feldman
Photo by Dane Feldman.
Now that the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo have come and gone, it’s time to find a drink that can outlast the remainder of spring and the beginning of summer. Right now, it’s just a little too early to find summer fruits, so instead we’ll settle for something floral to match mid-May.
This drink combines bitter orange, juniper berries, and rhubarb, which are the most prominent flavors of gin and Aperol. So, whip up a batch of these part sweet, part bitter cocktails and serve them at all of your springtime gatherings.
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 oz dry gin
1 oz Aperol
1/4 oz lemon juice
Pour Aperol over ice and add the gin. Squeeze in the lemon juice and stir to combine. Add two dashes of orange bitters, stir, and garnish with a lemon wedge to serve.