Aperol cocktails are taking over happy hour menus across the nation this season. With its bitter orange taste, aperol is being mixed with other citrus liqueurs and juices to create sweet and refreshing summer drinks.
The JRDN Mimosa
The JRDN Mimosa is a refreshing twist on a classic. Made with aperol, St. Germain, orange and Prosecco, this drink is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend.
JRDN (858) 270-5736
723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109
Trust Cocktail #1
If you’re looking for a truly unique aperol cocktail, Hillcrest’s newest sensation TRUST has you covered with the Trust Cocktail #1. Mixologist Juan Sanchez combines dry beefeater gin, aperol, sweet dolin blanc vermouth, lemon and egg white.
Trust (619) 795-6901
3752 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA
Bencotto – Argo Spritz
Sit outside and take in the sights and sounds of Little Italy while enjoying the fresh and citrusy Argo Spritz at Bencotto. This drink made with citron vodka, St. Germaine, aperol and Prosecco is the perfect summer sipper. $12
Bencotto (619) 450-4786
750 W. Fir St. Suite 103, San Diego, CA
Monello – Sangue Dolce
Monello’s Sangue Dolce or sweet blood in Italian, is a delicious combination of sweet and bitter flavors. A mix of aperol, mango, luzardo bitter, solerno, lime and blood orange soda. $11
Monello (619) 501-0030
750 W. Fir St. Suite 102, San Diego, CA
Bottega Americano – Il Buttero
If you’re looking to spice things up, the Il Buttero at Bottega Americano is the perfect cocktail. Made with serrano infused tequila, aperol, smoky mezcal, lemon and hibiscus honey, this drink will kick start your summer. $12
Bottega Americano (619) 255-7800
1195 Island Ave, San Diego, CA
BiCE – Aperol Spritz
Sip on the Aperol Spritz at BiCE and be whisked away to Italy. This classic Italian cocktail is a thirst-quenching combination of aperol, soda and Prosecco.
BiCE (619) 239-2423
425 Island Ave, San Diego, CA
The Westgate Hotel – La Dolce Vita
Toast the summer sun while sipping on the La Dolce Vita by the pool at the Westgate Hotel. This citrus centric cocktail contains aperol, lime and orange juices, simple syrup and orange bitters. $12
Westgate Hotel (619) 238-1818
1055 2nd Avenue San Diego, CA