The Summer Fling - Simple, 4 Ingredient Aperol Cocktail Recipe

The Summer Fling - Simple, 4 Ingredient Aperol Cocktail Recipe

May 24, 2023Stuart Yurczyk

Looking for a spicy, new summer cocktail to crush?? We've got a summer fling we made just for you.

We have a thing for summer, that's why we're obsessed with our new, summer fling cocktail recipe.

We have a bit of a crush on summer. Let's just say... we enjoy late sunsets, long walks on the beach and sun-kissed cheeks. As a love letter to summer, we've hand crafted a vibrant cocktail recipe. Introducing, Mixly Cocktail Co's "Summer Fling," a fresh new cocktail recipe that captures the essence of summer. This perfectly balanced cocktail blends Mixly's best-selling grapefruit jalapeño mixer with the beloved taste of Aperol, the botanical touch of gin, and the subtle floral hints of elderflower liqueur. Impress your summer-fling or join the self-love club and shake one up to treat yourself on a hot summer day.

The Summer Fling Recipe

The Summer Fling Cocktail




  1. Gather all ingredients. Make sure you have a cocktail shaker, a strainer, and a coupe glass. Tip: chill your coupe glass in the freezer for an extra refreshing cocktail!
  2. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Add Mixly Grapefruit Jalapeño, Aperol, gin and elderflower liqueur to your shaker.
  4. Shake for around 15 seconds.
  5. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  6. Garnish with a delicate grapefruit twist. As the oils release from the twist, they will infuse each sip with a slight citrus aroma.


Mocktail tip: Swap out gin for your favorite NA gin alternative, use an elderflower syrup in place of the liqueur, add some grapefruit and orange bitters for a lovely tasting mocktail. 


Tired of the Aperol Spritz? The Summer Fling cocktail is the perfect Aperol drink for warm summer evenings and breezy picnics.

With Mixly's grapefruit jalapeño mixer serving as the vibrant foundation, the drink's bold layers unfold with each sip. The bittersweet notes of Aperol combine with gin's botanical profile, creating a surprising array of flavors. Subtle hints of elderflower liqueur add an extra layer to the cocktail and smooth out the boldness of the other ingredients.

The grapefruit twist not only adds a visually appealing element but also adds a subtle zesty aroma that complements the drink's refreshing flavors. With every sip of the Summer Fling, you'll be transported to the beachside. Just close your eyes and imagine that ocean breeze flowing through your hair.

The Summer Fling cocktail is a celebration of the vibrant and carefree spirit of summer. Crafted with precision and expertise, this summer-inspired cocktail combines Mixly's grapefruit jalapeño mixer, Aperol, gin, and elderflower liqueur to create a taste experience that encapsulates the essence of the season. With each sip, you'll feel the enchantment of a summer romance, where possibilities are endless.

So, gather your loved ones, and get shaking! Like this recipe? Check out this new recipe: Grass Skirt Cocktail Recipe and let us know what you think!


Stuart Yurczyk - Mixly Mixologist

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