If you're a fan of bourbon, you are going to love this festive cocktail. The recipe calls for simple syrup, which is great to have on hand for all of your holiday cocktails. You can also make up a second batch and infuse it with mint for a fresh stir-in to sweeten your tea. This cocktail is incredibly easy to make. Just add the first three ingredients in a highball glass. Add ice, club soda, and voila! You've just made one impressive cocktail. Don't forget to rub the cut edge of the orange peel twist around the glass before adding the peel as garnish. Each sip will bring a fresh and sweet zip of citrus. If you're planning a cocktail party, consider stocking the bar with all the ingredients for this cocktail as well as a pretty framed recipe card right in front. Guests can either opt for something else from the bar or follow the instructions to mix up their own Aperol-Bourbon Fizz, leaving you plenty of time to mingle. 

Karen Rankin


Credit: Becky Luigart Stayner

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5 mins
5 mins
Serves 1 (serving size: 7 1/2 oz.)


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  • Combine bourbon, Aperol, and Simple Syrup in a highball glass filled with ice. Add club soda, and squeeze an orange wedge into glass; stir to blend. Rub cut edge of orange peel twist around glass rim; add peel to glass, and serve.