While vacationing in 2008 with his wife's family on a boat near Catalina Island, California, John Coltharp was dismayed to see that all the beach bars focused on sweet drinks like piña coladas. Back on his father-in-law's boat, he came up with this pleasantly bitter and refreshing concoction—with Aperol from the well-stocked bar. More Whiskey Drinks
Tried this tonight. Stock of rye whiskey running low. Had to partially replace some Aperol with Averna. Our mint was wilted (but still flavorful). I can tell this is a fantastic drink if made per the recipe.