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9+ Aperol Cocktails You Need To Try

on March 30, 2022
last updated April 15, 2024
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9+ Aperol Cocktails You Need To Try, including this gorgeous, bold, and balanced Easy Aperol Negroni.
two copper mugs with aperol gin cocktail

Looking for more refreshing ways to consume your Aperol? This list of 9+ Aperol Cocktails You Need To Try is the best place to start!

Aperol is an Italian bitters Aperitif that gets its vibrant iconic color from rhubarb. It’s as unique as it is delicious and gorgeous, making it a super popular addition to many fun cocktails.

And while most people associate Aperol with the ever-popular Aperol Spritz, I’m here to tell you that Aperol is an extremely delightful addition to a bunch of other cocktails, too.

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From whiskey-based cocktails to Aperol and gin drinks and everything in between, this is the quintessential list of Aperol Cocktails You Need To Try.

Let’s dive in!

1. Aperol Old Fashioned

aperol old fashioned with whiskey ice surrounded by playing cards and poker chips
This Aperol Old Fashioned uses an Italian bitters Aperitif to bring vibrancy to a well-balanced, subtly sweet, bourbon-forward drink.
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2. Aperol Gin Cocktail with Ginger Beer

copper mug with red aperol gin and ginger beer cocktail inside
This Aperol Gin Cocktail is crisp, refreshing, and beautifully balanced. The bitterness from the Aperol complements the sweet ginger beer and citrusy lime so well.
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3. Easy Aperol Negroni

Squeezing orange peel over Negroni
This Aperol Negroni is easy to whip up, balanced and bold in flavor, and gorgeous in color—the cocktail trifecta!
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4. Vibrant Aperol Margarita

Aperol Margarita | Marley's Menu
This fresh new take on a classic margarita uses fresh lime and an Italian bitters apértif to give you a crisp, vibrant, Aperol Margarita.
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5. Winter Aperol Cocktail

Aperol Cocktails You Need to Try - Winter Spritz from Elise Tries To Cook
This festive Winter Aperol Spritz is a seasonal spin on the classic Aperol Spritz and the perfect sparkling wine cocktail for the holiday season.
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6. Love Potion Cocktail

Valentines Day Cocktail with pink background and flowers
Ready to bring the romance for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or date night? This dreamy, delicious, Love Potion Cocktail is all you need to set the tone.
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7. Special Rosé Aperol Spritz

2 glasses of Rose Aperol Spritz
This Special Rosé Aperol Spritz is a romantic cocktails made from Fresh strawberries and rose petals, simple syrup, Rosé, Aperol and seltzer.
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8. Tropical Bourbon Aperol Cocktail

tropical drink in a fun cocktail glass with banana leaves in foreground and background
This Aperol Bourbon Cocktail relies on tropical flavors and colors to bring you a super refreshing and fruity drink that tastes like a vacation in a glass.
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9. Truly the best Aperol Spritz

Aperol Cocktails You Need To Try - Classic Spritz by Eat Like You're On Vacation
Will summer become the season of the hard seltzer Aperol Spritz? Try it out if you want to pretend you’re on vacation in Italy this summer!
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Enjoy this list of 9+ Aperol Cocktails You Need To Try! If you still don’t know where to start, here’s one of my all-time favorites: The Easy Aperol Negroni! And for more lists of awesome drinks, check out these Mixology Cocktails To Try At Home and my Best Margaritas!

Aperol Negroni in an Old Fashioned glass garnished with blood orange

9+ Aperol Cocktails You Need To Try, including Aperol Negroni

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9+ Aperol Cocktails You Need To Try, including this gorgeous, bold, and balanced Easy Aperol Negroni.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 servings


  • 1 ounce Aperol (1 ounce = 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 ounce Gin
  • 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 peel of a Blood Orange
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  • Add Aperol, Gin, and Sweet Vermouth to a cocktail mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir and strain into an Old Fashioned glass with whiskey ice.
  • Garnish with orange peel or slice and enjoy cold.

Pro Tips

  • Using Sweet Vermouth instead of Dry Vermouth helps to balance the bitterness of the Aperol in this cocktail. If you only have Dry Vermouth, you may want to add a splash of simple syrup.
  • 1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons
  • Still thirsty? Check out this awesome collection of my best cocktail recipes!

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Course Cocktails
Cuisine European
Diet Vegan
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Aperol, Aperol Recipes, Easy, Gin, Happy Hour, Quick
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