Rye + Aperol Cocktail

By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

If you like sour this cocktail is definitely for you. Aperol, Campari’s sweeter sister, combines with rye and citrus to make for a slightly sweet and altogether tangy drink. I hesitated to combine rye with Aperol instead of Campari, but the two pair quite well. In fact, I think I prefer it this way.

What you’ll need:
2 oz rye
1/2 oz Aperol
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/3 orange
Orange wedge

Combine the rye, Aperol, and citrus juices in a mixing glass. Place ice at the bottom of a rocks glass and pour over the liquid. Stir with a cocktail spoon and garnish with the orange wedge to serve.