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aperol sour with lemon twist on two coasters and jigger on its side.
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Aperol Sour

Check out two delicious Aperol sour variations. Make the light and refreshing Aperol sour for a summer day or add gin for a richer, smoother Aperol gin sour.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1
Calories: 219kcal


  • 1 Cocktail shaker


Simple Aperol sour

  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • lemon twist for garnish

Aperol gin sour with egg white

  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 1 ounce dry gin e.g. Tanqueray
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • 1 egg white optional


Simple Aperol sour

  • Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled coupe or a rocks glass with a large ice cube.
    2 ounces Aperol, 1 ounce simple syrup, ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • Garnish with the lemon twist.
    lemon twist

Aperol gin sour with egg white

  • Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker without ice. Hold tightly to the shaker and shake for about 20 seconds.
    1 ounce Aperol, ¾ ounce simple syrup, ¾ ounce lemon juice, 1 egg white, 1 ounce dry gin
  • Add ice to the shaker, shake again briefly, and strain into a coupe.


These Aperol sour variations are made using the classic sour cocktail formula. Nutritional estimates are presented for the Aperol gin sour variation.
To make a simple syrup, simply combine equal amounts of sugar and water in a pot and heat over low until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool before using.
If making the Aperol gin sour variation with egg white, doing the dry shake first allows you to create a foamy top without over-diluting your cocktail. I suggest doing this dry shake over the sink, because it can get messy!


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg