The Last Days of Summer- 1.25 oz @10canerum, 1.25 oz. Aperol, .75 oz. lime juice, .5 oz. Citronage..

The Last Days of Summer:


1.25 oz 10 Cane rum
1.25 oz Aperol
3/4 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Citronge
Lemon oils

Shake over ice. Strain.Twist lemon zest oils into cocktails and slide peel around rim of glass.

A farewell to the summer we cherished. Goodbye sun. See you in 6 months.
This cocktail had a strong fruit punch nose. The funkiness of the 10 cane rum followed on the swallow with grapefruit, bitter lime zest notes, and an almost agave-like grassiness reminiscent of Cachaca. Till we meet again summer...

Shaddock- recipe from @cocktailvirgin from Emma Hollander @BolsGenever @StGermainDrinks

Shaddock:

3/4 oz Bols Genever
3/4 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

A simple foursome coalesce in a perfect balance of flavors. Grapefruit is prominent, but not overbearing. Orange notes of Aperol come through on the swallow as well as the familiar St. Germain elderflower. This is one of those cocktails that you almost know exactly how it will taste before you try it, but that's a good thing as they are all great flavors on their own, it's hard to go wrong. Another "cousin" of this cocktail and great recipe also gathered by cocktail virgin via Ben Sandrof, "Cell #34" should also not be missed. Please visit cocktailvirgin for an impressive compendium of delicious libations.

Sunset Clause- 1.5 oz @HendricksGin, 1 oz Aperol, .5 oz @_TORANI_ Amer, .25 oz Citronge

sunset Clause:

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.