Smoked Bourbon and Aperol Spritz


Smoked Bourbon and Aperol Spritz

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    Elevate your cocktail game with the Viski smoker cocktail kit from Hy-Vee. This smoky plus sweet cocktail will transport you to a world of delightful indulgence.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 1
    Mandarin Orange Simple Syrup
    ½ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    ¼ c. water
    1 Basket & Bushel mandarin orange, sliced
    Bourbon Spritz
    1 ½ bourbon
    1 oz. Aperol liqueur
    ½ oz. mandarin orange simple syrup
    3 oz. prosecco sparkling wine
    3 Woodford Reserve bourbon cherries, for garnish
    mandarin orange peel ribbon, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Small saucepan
    • Wooden spoon
    • Fine-mesh sieve
    • Bowl
    • 14-oz. rocks glass
    • Viski smoker cocktail kit
    • 2-in.-square ice cube


    1. For simple syrup, stir together sugar, water and mandarin orange slices in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until syrup like; cool completely. Strain syrup through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl; discard mixture in sieve. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

    2. For each bourbon spritz, stir together bourbon, Aperol and mandarin simple syrup in a 14-oz. rocks glass. Using the Viski smoker cocktail kit, smoke bourbon mixture according to manufacturer’s directions or to desired smoke level.

    3. To serve, add a 2-in.-square ice cube to cocktail mixture; top with prosecco. Garnish with bourbon cherries and a mandarin orange peel, if desired. 

      Note: Nutrition Facts are not available for specialty alcohols.

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