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orange cocktail in a rocks glass filled with crushed ice

Aperol Margarita

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian


Two beloved cocktails—Aperol Spritz and Margarita—come together to create a fun and refreshing cocktail that’s as delicious as it is stunning!


  • 3 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ½ ounces Aperol
  • 1 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounces almond syrup (or orgeat)
  • Crushed ice
  • Tajín, for garnish

Almond Simple Syrup:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon orange blossom water


Fill two rocks glasses or stemless tulip glasses with crushed ice. Add tequila, Aperol, lime juice, and almond syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, secure lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly. Strain margaritas into prepared glasses. Finish with a light sprinkle of Tajin and enjoy!

For the syrup, bring sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Off heat, stir in almond extract and orange water; let cool.


If you like your cocktails more tart than sweet, start with a little less of the syrup and adjust as needed by preference. 


  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 185
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Aperol cocktail, aperol margarita

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