This modern take on Italy’s traditional aperitif, the Aperol Spritz—a mix of Campari-like aperol, sparkling wine, and soda water—is kicked up a notch with gin and a generous splash of St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Still, the low alcohol content of the aperol and St. Germain make this warm-weather favorite safe for afternoon sipping. Even if you don’t like cocktails with gin The Sofia will inspire you to happily raise a glass.
The Sophia Gluten-Free Cocktail Recipe
- 1 ounce gin
- 1-1/2 ounces aperol
- 1/2 ounce St. Germain liqueur
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- Soda water
- Lemon wheel, for garnish
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the gin, aperol, St. Germain, and lemon juice and stir. Top with soda water and a lemon wheel and serve.
Photography Chelsea McNamara