Monday, May 17, 2010

24 Aperol Ave

i am sure there is a better name for this but i'll think about it later.
Basically this is Beefeater 24 with Aperol as a modifier-- simple right?
Delicious more likely. i made 4 of these in a row when i tried it the first time and the second evening i went for 3 more just to make sure.

24 Aperol Ave

60ml Beefeater 24 [2oz]
22.5ml Aperol [3/4oz]
adjust to preference...

Stir strain into Chilled Glass
Garnish with 2 Luxardo Cherries

Don't underestimate the power and beauty of a simple drink.
This is a lovely tipple to be taken on any occasion.

i wrote more about Beefeater 24 here . . .
and used it to great effect in an Une Idee here . . .

Here is a blurb about Aperol:
Aperol is an Italian aperitif originally created in 1919, but it took a while to get to the US-- it was well worth the wait. Some of the ingredients that shine through are bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona (quinine); the flavor and color is articulated by a subtle blend of the 'known' ingredients and a secret array of herbs and roots, using a recipe that has been unaltered since its creation. Delectable aromas of citrus, roots and herbs invite you to drink. The palate focus is oxidized grapefruit with a touch of creamy vanilla. The finish is fresh and supple with a lively citrus pith aftertaste-- gorgeous!

i have also used this to good effect with Rhum... here ....