Designer and blogger Athena Calderone fell in love with Aperol in Sicily. “It’s like the national anthem there,” she says. The aperitif is made with bitter orange and rhubarb, among other ingredients. Its citrusy flavor is delicious with rosemary.
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2 ounces fresh blood-orange or pink grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce Aperol or Campari
1/2 ounce Rosemary Simple Syrup
2 ounces Prosecco
1 blood-orange wheel, for garnish
1 rosemary sprig, for garnish
How to Make It
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the blood-orange juice, Aperol and rosemary simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a Champagne coupe or flute. Top with the Prosecco and garnish with the blood-orange wheel and rosemary sprig.
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