Try the New Italian Margarita at Home: SMUT AKA Aperol Margarita

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SMUT (Sensual Margarita Using Tequila)

Our Aperol Margarita is a delicious cocktail that is destined to be your SMUTTY BUDDY.  Two adored cocktails in one.  The Margarita, and the Aperol Spritz—join together to create a fun and refreshing cocktail that’s alluring and Sensual!  This new ‘Italian’ Margarita needs only 6 ingredients to create the magic.  Amp up the SMUT in your life…

Why will I love the Aperol Margarita?

  • Enjoy a Delicious Blood Orange Margarita with a robust flavor- Bitter, Sweet, Citrusy and Salty
  • Create a cocktail that is vibrant and gorgeous
  •  Make a cocktail that’s easy to assemble, and easy to enjoy

What you’ll Need for this Aperol Margarita

  • Tequila Blanco
  • Aperol
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Cointreau
  • Light Agave Syrup
  • Club Soda
  • Tajin
  • Margarita Salt

What is Aperol?

Aperol is a citrus liqueur that is an interesting blend of sweet and bitter.   Combing orange, rhubarb, herbs and spices, Aperol has been enjoyed for over 100 years.  The Aperol Spritz has become a staple of the Italian Apertivo.  It is traditionally served in the mid-afternoon, to relax and enjoy Dolce Far Niente- ‘the Art of doing Nothing’.

Aperol FAQ’s

Is Aperol high in Alcohol?

Aperol is 11% Alcohol by volume- (similar to wine).  Aperol is not a wine, it is considered a liqueur, and best enjoyed cold.

Is Aperol good for the stomach?

Of course, if you over-indulge, it is a bad thing, but Italians believe that Aperol settles the stomach.  It might be the liqueur, but it might also be the art of relaxing in the mid-afternoon, or even after a meal.  Especially enjoyable while participating in ‘Dolce far Niente’ – the art of doing nothing.

Are Aperol and Campari similar?

Both Aperol and Campari are liqueurs that have been enjoyed in Italy for over 100 years.  While the sunny Orange Aperol has a hint of bitterness, the citrus , rhubarb, her and spices combine to give a mostly sweet flavor.  While the iconic red Campari is also citrusy, it features more spice like Clove and Cinnamon.  Both liqueurs are commonly featured as a Spritz during mid-day cocktails- Aperitivo, or as an after dinner Digestivo.   If an Aperol Spritz is too sweet for you, you might try the Campari Spritz.

Should I refrigerate Aperol after opening?

Yes, Aperol will stay fresh for 3-4 months in the refrigerator.

Which cocktails feature Aperol?

Of course, the Aperol spritz gets all the attention, but there are several tasty ways you can try the citrusy flavor of Aperol.  Popular cocktails featuring this liqueur include the Aperol Margarita, the Negroni, the Airedale, the Paper Plane and the DB Cooper.

The Best Aperol Margarita

Aperol Margarita

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1

  • Cocktail Glasses
  • Cocktail Shaker

Garnish Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Tajin
  • 1 tsp Margarita Salt
  • Orange Wheel
  • Lime Wheel

Cocktail Ingredients

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Cointreau
  • ½ oz Light Agave Syrup
  • 1 oz Club Soda

Garnish your Glass

  • Combine the Tajin and Salt on to a small shallow plate
  • Rim the cocktail glass with a lime wedge, and then dip the edge of the glass into the Salt/Tajin combination
  • Cut a slice into the center of each fruit wheel, and place them on the glasses edge

Make your Cocktail

  • Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add Tequila, Aperol, Lime juice, Cointreau, and Light Agave. Shake for 15 seconds.
  • Pour the Cocktail mixture into a glass, and top with the Club soda

This article originally appeared on CussKitchen and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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