The Update


  1. 2 ounces Aperol
  2. 2 ounces rye whiskey
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon simple syrup or agave nectar
  5. Club soda
  6. Angostura bitters
  7. Lemon peel for garnish
Print Drink Recipe

How to Make It

Pour Aperol, whiskey, lemon juice, and syrup into the glass. Stir gently, fill with ice cubes, and top off with club soda and a dash or three of bitters. Gently stir once more, garnish with the lemon peel, and enjoy. Note: To make simple syrup combine, equal parts sugar and water on the stove until it reaches a boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before using. You can make a big batch of this stuff and it will keep for a really long time in a jar in the fridge.

Why We Like It

While I'm not a pink person, I'll take pink and bubbly over clowns and guns any day. So, this week's cocktail, featuring Aperol, is just that. But don't worry; it has whiskey in it, so it's still super manly. It's a mashup of different Aperol cocktails recipes I've seen around the internet, simplified for making at home (an update, if you will). Plus, it's super-refreshing, and this is the last Friday Drink Special of summer, so drink up and try not to think about creepy clowns.

More From Around The Web