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Cocktail of the Week: Cilantro Aperol Cosmo

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content. Please drink responsibly.

Leave it to the Food Network Magazine to find a way to sneak cilantro into a drink and make it awesome. Once you get past the sweet cilantro sugar rim of the glass, you will not be disappointed by the refreshing flavor combinations of this drink.

Ingredients

  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sugar
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Vodka
  • Aperol
  • Cranberry juice

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of cilantro and 3 tablespoons of sugar to blender
  2. Blend until finely chopped, and transfer to small plate.
  3. Rub rim of martini glass with a lime wedge and dip in the cilantro sugar mix.
  4. Set glass aside.
  5. Muddle 1/4 cup cilantro and .5 oz of lime juice in a shaker
  6. Add 1.5 oz. vodka, 1 oz. aperol, and .5 oz cranberry juice.
  7. Fill with ice and shake.
  8. Strain and poor in glass.
  9. Enjoy!



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