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Aperol Sour with Maple Syrup and Rosemary

This Aperol Sour captures many flavours. It is tart, slightly bitter and yet slightly sweet with mellow undertones provided by the maple syrup along with an enticing herbaceous aroma from the rosemary. Undeniably pretty, this Aperol gin cocktail makes a great aperitif.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 189kcal


  • 60 ml Gin
  • 60 ml Aperol
  • 40 ml Lemon juice
  • 20 ml Maple syrup
  • 1 Egg white large, free range
  • 4 Rosemary springs


  • Put the rosemary sprigs in the palm of one hand and clap the other hand over it to release oils and aroma
  • Put 2 sprigs into a cocktail shaker, add other ingredients
  • Secure the lid and shake vigorously, without ice, for 30 seconds
  • Add ice and shake for another 30-40 second
  • Strain into 2 glasses and top with the remaining rosemary sprigs


Cocktail Making Tips

  • use plenty of ice to create a drink that is wonderfully ice-cold
  • if possible, put your serving glasses into the freezer 15 minutes before preparing this drink. You'll be amazed how this simple step can help maintain the coldness achieved in the shaker
  • resist putting the rosemary into the cocktail shaker and using a cocktail muddler to bruise it. This will release too much rosemary aroma. This cocktail requires just a hint of this herb to play alongside the bitter orange Aperol
  • choose the right sized glass for your drink. If the glass is too large then the cocktail will quickly warm up

Make it Vegan

You have two options to make this Aperol sour vegan:
  • Simply leave the egg out. The texture won't be quite so velvety, and the foam top will be missing, but the flavours will still shine
  • Alternatively, try using aquafaba as a vegan replacement for the egg (apparently the taste and smell of the chickpea brine disappears during the shaking process - phew). Try adding 2 tablespoon and shake first of all without any ingredients for 30 seconds, then add the rest of the ingredients and the ice and shake for 1 minute more


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg