Sarah Scrimshire

Sarah Scrimshire

Aperol and Elderflower Margarita

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Are you looking for a refreshing, zesty drink to quench your thirst on a hot spring/summer day? Look no further than the Margarita with a twist!

Made with the classic combination of tequila and lime juice, this Margarita packs a punch with the addition of Aperol and elderflower liqueur. These two ingredients add a deliciously sweet and floral note to the drink, perfectly complementing the tangy lime juice. Add in the smoked lemon peel and the sour note will sing.

The lime juice provides a tart, citrusy flavor that is the backbone of any good Margarita. It adds a zingy freshness that wakes up your taste buds and makes your mouth water for more.

The tequila, on the other hand, brings a unique depth of flavor with its earthy, agave notes. It’s the perfect balance to the lime juice, adding a touch of warmth and complexity to the drink.

Now, onto the Aperol. Aperol is an Italian bitter orange liqueur that has a distinct flavor profile. It’s slightly sweet with a bitter finish, which adds a pleasant depth to the Margarita. The bitterness also helps to balance out the sweetness of the elderflower liqueur.

Speaking of which, elderflower liqueur is made from the delicate flowers of the elderberry tree. It has a sweet, floral flavor that pairs beautifully with the other ingredients in the Margarita. It adds a subtle sweetness that perfectly complements the tartness of the lime juice.

When all of these flavors come together, you get a Margarita that is perfectly balanced and bursting with flavor. The tequila and lime juice provide the foundation, while the Aperol and elderflower liqueur add a unique twist that takes this Margarita to the next level. It’s sweet, tart, and bitter all at once, making it an unforgettable cocktail experience.

Aperol Margarita

A bright and floral margarita to kick off the season!
Prep Time5 minutes
Keyword: aperol, elderflower, lemon peel smoke dust, lime, margarita, tequila
Servings: 1


  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
  • 1 Butane Torch



  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 oz lime juice

Garnish & Smoke

  • 1 pinch Lemon Peel Smoke Dust



  • Combine all ingredietns into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
    1.5 oz tequila, 1 oz Aperol, 1 oz elderflower liqueur, 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Strain into glass.

Garnish & Smoke

  • Place smoker on top of drink and smoke! Remove smoker and enjoy!
    1 pinch Lemon Peel Smoke Dust

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