Aloe Americano

2013-10-07

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz Aperol
  • 1½ oz Sweet Vermouth
  • ½ oz Aloe Vera Gel*
  • 6 drops Bittermen’s Elemakule (or 2 dashes Orange) Bitters
  • 2 oz Club Soda

  • Vigorously muddle two 1"x2” pieces of peeled aloe vera leaf and strain through a fine mesh sieve to obtain the gel. Shake the gel, aperol, sweet vermouth and bitters with ice in a Cocktail Shaker. Strain over the club soda into a Tumbler and fill with ice.

  • Garnish with an Orange Twist or edible Flower.

  • *Watch our video to see how we express the Aloe Vera gel from the leaf.

This is our “succulent” take on the bitter Italian classic: the Americano. The juice from the spiny Aloe Vera leaf has its own bitterness, so we’ve tweaked the original recipe by substituting the traditional Campari with its less bitter cousin, Aperol. This light and refreshing cocktail is the perfect drink to start off your meal. It’s also a lot of fun to make because there is something oddly satisfying about muddling the Aloe Vera leaf to express its bitter gel. Enjoy!

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