This was the drink of choice for my cousin's 30th
birthday party. As guests arrived, each was handed a cocktail. My cousin,
aunt and I spent the rest of my visit drinking a champagne bottle's worth
of these each night while we hashed over family gossip. (Only two glasses
each.) By the time I left, the bottle Aperol bitters was finished.
I'd never heard of Aperol before; it's a bitter like Campari. "Aperol
is Pepsi; Campari is Coke," explained one birthday reveler. The analogy
was more true than he realized; like Pepsi, Aperol is a bit sweeter than