1 1/2 oz. Gin (Hendrick's)
1 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. Amer picon (Torani Amer)
1/4 oz. Orange liqueur (Patron Citronge)
Orange bitters (optional)
The rose and orange nose are prominent on the sip. The Torani bitter orange flavors compliment the citrus aspects of the Aperol. Aperol is very different from Campari, lighter and sweeter, however the drink was reminiscent of a lighter Negroni. Read Aperol the Versatile Italian Aperitif from Drink Dogma for more great recipes. With food, the grapefruit notes of the Aperol become more apparent. Homemade orange bitters were added on a later iteration of the recipe which drastically changed the profile of the drink. Try without bitters first, then with and please share your feedback on your version of preference.