Are you a fan of an Aperol Spritz? ? If so, then you are going to love this Aperol Tequila Cocktail – the Part Time Lover !!!
When it comes to tequila, I’m pretty much in the margarita camp – and if you’ve been reading a while, you’ll will have figured that out.. hibiscus, mango, tamarind and even hatch chile margaritas – I’ve posted more margaritas than any other cocktail here on the Table.
But tequila is far from a “one trick pony” spirit, and I decided that it was high time to start exploring other ways to use it. Ah, but where to start?
Well, I had a very large bottle of Patron Silver in the bar so…. I started with that! Perusing the web, I came across this cocktail – the Part Time Lover and was intrigued – and when I saw it was made with Aperol I knew I was going to make this cocktail!
And I’m really glad I did! Refreshing and citrusy, with just a trace of bitterness from the Aperol, this cocktail was made for warm summer evenings spent on the patio….
Aperol and tequila... a surprising but delicious combination! Citrusy and light, it's just right for summer sipping!
- 1 1/2 oz. blanco tequila
- 1/2 oz. aperol
- 1/2 oz. elderflower liqueur
- 3/4 oz. lemon juice
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
- orange peel for garnish
Place ice in a shaker. Add all the ingredients. Shake for 30 to 45 seconds. Pour over ice and garnish with an orange peel.