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5 Delicious Aperitif Cocktail Recipes You Can Make At Home

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Looking for ways to make your at-home dining experience a little more exciting? Have you tried aperitif cocktails? Yes, it’s truly indulgent and adds a delightful beginning to your meals. To help you craft delicious aperitifs at home, we have curated some easy-to-make recipes. These classic drinks never go out of style.

Tempting Aperitif Cocktail Recipes To Try At Home

1. Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Tanqueray Gin and Tonic with Orange Peel
Kick your evening with this classic cocktail. Indulge your taste buds with delectable flavours of gin and tonic cocktails. A perfect serve to begin a delicious dinner! Here's how to make this cocktail at home:

- Fill a  glass with ice to the brim.
- Add 60 ml of gin and tonic water.
- Squeeze in a wedge of lime and stir it.
- Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!

2. Negroni Cocktail Recipe

A delectable gin cocktail to prepare your senses for an unforgettable dining experience! If you and your family love gin cocktails, then this is the perfect aperitif for you! This bold cocktail is an enticing fusion of gin, vermouth and bitters, that is bound to awaken the senses. Here's how to make this Negroni cocktail at home:

- Blend 25 ml Tanqueray London Dry gin, 25 ml bitter aperitif, and 25 ml citrus peel-infused sweet vermouth.
- Add ice and stir it
- Strain into a rock glass filled with fresh ice
- Garnish with a wedge of pink grapefruit and enjoy!

3. Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

Tanqueray No 10 Gimlet
The Gimlet is an impeccable cocktail if you're looking for something sweet and sour. It's a delightful combination of gin, lime juice, and simple syrup with a zesty finish. It's a refreshing drink that will tantalise your taste buds and get you ready for a fantastic meal. Here's how to make this cocktail at home:

- Add ice to the cocktail shaker.
- Add 60 ml of gin, 22.5 ml of lime juice, and 22.5 ml of simple syrup.
- Shake well
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy!

4. Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

Smirnoff Moscow Mule
Need a little kick? Then you must try this spicy and tangy aperitif cocktail. Made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. Serve it in a copper mug for an extra icy and elegant touch. Try this with a hearty meal. Here's how to make this cocktail at home:

- Grab a copper mug and fill it with ice
- Measure and add 60ml of vodka 
- Top it up with ginger beer.
- Squeeze in a wedge of lime and stir it.
- Garnish with a lime wheel 
- Sprig of mint on it.
- Enjoy the spicy kick of this refreshing cocktail!

5. French 75 Cocktail Recipe

French 75
With the classic French 75 cocktail, you can have a light and effervescent aperitif cocktail for your evening.  This fabulous drink is made with a perfect blend of gin, tangy lemon juice, and champagne, creating a bubbly flavour. This delightful pre-dinner cocktail will leave lift your senses and get you ready for the evening ahead. Here's how to make this cocktail at home:

- Mix Tanqueray Gin, lime juice, and simple syrup 
- Grab ice in a cocktail shaker
- Shake and strain the ice into a champagne flute.
- Garnish it with sparkling wine 
- Top it with a twisted lemon peel.

There you go! Five aperitifs that you can easily mix it up at home. These delicious aperitif cocktail recipes are sure to please. Elevate your dining experience by making one of these aperitifs. Cheers!