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In this refreshing sparkling-wine cocktail, Aperol--a bright red, mildly bitter Italian aperitif--is mixed with simple syrup and fresh lemon juice. If you can't find Aperol, Campari is an ideal substitute.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2014

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total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

Simple Syrup
Cocktail

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare simple syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

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  • To prepare an individual cocktail: Combine 1/2 ounce of the simple syrup, lemon juice and Aperol in a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with an orange twist.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the Simple Syrup (Step 1) for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 12.9g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 8.8g; vitamin a iu 0.9IU; vitamin c 5.9mg; folate 3.1mcg; calcium 2.5mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 2.4mg; potassium 29.8mg; sodium 1.9mg; added sugar 8g.
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