Aperol Punch

This punch is slightly bitter and perfectly sweet. It is as tasty as it is beautiful.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Aperol, Cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 drinks
Calories 200 kcal
Author Holly Sander


  • 1 cup Aperol
  • 2 1/2 cups gin
  • 1 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 blood orange, juiced
  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • fresh rosemary, muddled with turbinado sugar and few spoonfuls of grapefruit juice
  • Sparkling white wine (can substitute club soda)


  1. Combine Aperol, gin, and all 4 types of fruit juice in a pitcher.
  2. Shake in three good shakes of bitters
  3. Rinse and dry one large stem of rosemary. Then remove rosemary from the center stem, and place in a separate glass or cocktail shaker. Add a few spoonfuls of grapefruit juice, a 1/2 spoonful of turbinado, and muddle away for about 20 seconds.
  4. After muddling, pour some additional punch from the pitcher into the muddling glass, then strain the muddled mixture back into the pitcher.
  5. To serve, pour over ice, and top with a splash of sparkling white wine
  6. To garnish, use any combination of rosemary sprigs, sliced kumquats, or thinly sliced wheels or wedges of blood orange, limes, or even lemons.