Petrucio Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit With Robert Hess

Aperol is a fascinating ingredient which is making it's way back onto the market these days. It is similar to Campari, but not nearly as intense in its flavor. I created the "Petruchio" as a way to highlight Aperol, as well as mess around with using Scotch much the way you might use bitters in a drink. Aperol is produced in Padova (aka: "Padua") which is the setting for Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", and so I named this drink after the main character in that play.


Gin 2 Ounce
Aperol 1 Ounce
Scotch 1 Dash
Ice cubes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , crushed



Muddle gin, aperol and scotch in a mixing glass.

Add ice cubes and stir well.

Strain in to a cocktail glass.


Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

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Calories 132Calories from Fat

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Trans Fat 0 g


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*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet