I'm sad to report that there hasn't been a lot of cocktailing going on Chez C&G since we got back from our vacation. I'm training for a fall marathon, and if there's one thing I've learned from past experience (this will be my fourth) it's that drinking and running don't mix. It's too easy to hit the snooze button when the alarm goes off for my early morning run after a glass or two the night before. Of course I can't give it up totally (it is prime rosé season after all) so I've been sticking to just a cocktail or two on Saturday as a reward for completing my long, double-digit runs.
Aperol, and at that point I'd be happy with the orange flavored aperitif in a glass with a straw. Mr. C&G certainly wouldn't stand for that (and honestly it's not very good on its own), instead he's made me an Aperol version of the Negroni he's been drinking all summer long. It's light, tasty, and "Aperol Negroni" makes an excellent mantra when the running gets tough. Cheers!
1 oz Aperol
1 oz vermouth (Cocchi)
1 oz Hendrick's Gin
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice
Stir and serve in a cocktail glass, either straight up or on the rocks