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G & T & (A) Blushing Cocktail Recipe

G & T & (A) Blushing Cocktail Recipe

While a gin and tonic is a difficult drink to improve, there are easy and worthwhile variations.  A splash of Aperol amplifies a G&T's botanical flavors, plus that final pour gives you a lovely bleed effect! Turns out, Aperol can do so much more that spritz, it can make your drink blush! 

Or skip the Aperol and experiment with splashes of other liqueurs.  With so many colorful options (cassis, blood orange, violet, or hibiscus) you really can taste the rainbow.

G & T & A

  • 2 oz "Cucumber" Gin... suggest Hendrick's or Uncle Val's Botanical
  • 4-5 oz Tonic Water
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • In a tall glass combine gin and tonic water over ice, finish with pour of Aperol.  Garnish with orange slice.

 

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