Aperol is one of my favorite cocktail ingredients. Similar to Campari but less bitter in taste, it gives a vibrant burst of color to any drink. The orange-red hues of Aperol remind me of crisp autumn leaves, so naturally I paired it with a classic fall staple: apple cider! The results were undeniably delicious, and I can’t wait to share the recipe with you.
This Apple Cider Aperol Spritz is a refreshing, photo-worthy cocktail that’s sure to please. I’ve used cinnamon to rim the glass and a sprig of fresh thyme paired with a cinnamon stick to garnish. It truly ties this beverage together and gives it just the right finishing touch. This seasonal beverage is ideal for serving at a dinner party or enjoying on a special occasion. Follow the steps below and you’ll be enjoying one in no time!
Step 1: Rim glass by dipping in apple cider and then in cinnamon sugar mixture; set aside until ready to use.
Step 2: Fill glass with ice.
Step 3: Pour in the spiced apple cider and Aperol. Top with champagne.
Step 4: Stir the Apple Cider Aperol Spritz and garnish with a cinnamon stick and sprig of thyme.
I hope this recipe helps you discover your own inner mixologist! It’s as simple as building on a classic (in this case, a spritz) and taking inspiration from everyday life, whether it’s the changing seasons, the supermarket aisles, or the color of a bold liqueur. I know you’ll love this Apple Cider Aperol Spritz. Cheers to good times, great drinks, and recipes you’ll want to share!