This cocktail is what happens when an Aperol Spritz and a Spicy Maragarita have a baby. Let me tell you, it’s a delightfully delicious orange baby.
Spicy Aperol Margarita
This recipe replaces Cointreau or Tripe Sec with Aperol and uses seltzer water for a little refreshing effervescence.
- 1.5 oz of good Silver Tequila
- 1.5 oz of Aperol
- 1.5 oz of freshly squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 tablespoon Agave Nectar
- 2 dashes of Orange Bitters
- 4 thin slices of a Serrano Pepper
- 3/4 cup of Seltzer Water or Club Soda
Measure out liquors and Agave and pour into your glass.
Using a mortar and pestle, or anything you can smash with, take the 4 slices of Serrano Pepper and mash them.
Pour a tiny bit of the liquor mixture in the mortar (bowl) and keep mashing.
Once it is all significantly mashed, pour the whole mixture back into your cocktail glass, add Orange Bitters and gently stir.
Add a generous amount of Ice.
Top with Seltzer Water until glass is almost full.
Gently stir once more and enjoy!