White Rum and Aperol Spritz

Mildly spicy poblano liqueur and tangy passion fruit liqueur add delicious complexity to this white rum–spiked Aperol spritz from Ten to One distillery CEO/founder Marc Farrell. Boozy heat from white rum gives a pleasant bite to a bubbly summer staple. Choose your fizz: use sparkling water to let the spirits and liqueurs shine through, or use a splash of sparkling wine to tame the tart piquancy of the drink for a mellower sip.

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) white rum (such as Ten To One)

  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Aperol

  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) passion fruit liqueuror other fruit liqueur

  • ½ tablespoon (1/4 ounce) Ancho Reyes Verde Chile Poblano Liqueur (optional)

  • Ice cubes

  • ½ cup (4 ounces) sparkling wine or sparkling water

  • Orange peel twist or grapefruit peel twist


  1. Combine rum, Aperol, passion fruit liqueur, and, if using, poblano liqueur in a 14-ounce wine glass completely filled with ice. Top with sparkling wine or sparkling water, and gently stir. Garnish with an orange peel twist or grapefruit peel twist.

    white rum and aperol spritz with orange peel garnish
    Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell
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