Refills can be purchased at Downton Brewery, Dark Revolution Brewery (Old Sarum Airfield), Healthy Living (Devizes) & Regent Tailoring in Salisbury.

Aperol, Sour, Cocktail, Downton Distillery, Downton, Summer


Aperol is a liqueur made from a blend of bitter and sweet oranges, herbs, and spices. It has a distinctive flavour profile that is both citrusy and slightly bitter. At a passing glance, the Aperol Sour looks is bright in colour nestled beneath a thick, meringue-like head. It’s a beautiful sunset-orange, pleasantly sour alongside bright citrus notes. It is an ideal drink for warm summer evening and dinner parties. Perfect for Aperol lovers!

Use of Egg White in Drinks

  • Sours including whiskey sours have traditionally been made with egg whites.
  • When properly shaken, the whites give drinks a silky, almost creamy texture,
  • Adding an egg white helps mellow and integrate these flavours without muting them, while also contributing a silky texture and an opacity that is quite elegant in a vividly coloured drink.
Use of Lemon
  • The acidity within the lemon provides the sour elements within the cocktail.
Use of Simple Sugar Syrup Ease of Making: Easy, amend quantities as needed.
Glass Type: Coupe or Nika Nora
Taste: Refreshing and velvety smooth.
Ingredients for Aperol Sour
  • 60ml Aperol
  • 15ml Great Bustard Gin
  • 22ml Fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml Simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters or grapefruit bitters
  • Egg white (or 15ml unsalted aquafaba)
  • Fill a coupe glass with ice (to cool your drink).
  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake for about 30 seconds.
  • Add ice and continue to shake for one to two minutes.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.
To Taste:
  • The acidity in the Aperol Spritz comes from Prosecco, lemon provides the same effect in the Sour, balancing out the bitter-sweet aperitif.
  • There’s no strict recipe for the Aperol Sour, so like the Bushwacker feel free to ad lib.
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