Twice Smitten

Aperol, Gin, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Mint
1ozLemon juice
12ozSimple syrup (preferably turbinado)
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Fine strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a pressed mint sprig floated on top. If you don't have turbinado syrup or sugar, a basic simple syrup will suit just fine.
I used demerara syrup and basil in place of mint. Very different drink, but still good.
To make the original Smitten, follow the exact recipe, but use an ounce of Campari instead of an ounce of Aperol.
Cocktail summary
Created byAnvil Bar & Refuge in Houston, TX
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Posted byendless_optimism on 05/25/2011

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