A Bittersweet Affair by Ron Abuelo

<b>1 1/2 ounces</b> Ron Abuelo 12 Años <br>
<b>3/4 ounce</b> Aperol<br>
<b>3/4 ounce</b> Passion Fruit Syrup (see recipe below)<br>
<b>1/2 ounce</b> lime juice<bR>
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Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake hard for 8-10 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.<br>
Garnish with grapefruit peel.  For the enthusiast, start by cutting a long swath of grapefruit peel and express the oils over the drink and place lightly on top.<br>
<b>Passion fruit syrup:</b> Combine equal parts passion fruit puree (preference: Funkin Fruit Puree) and demerara sugar (alternatively, use sugar in the raw or other course grain sugar). <br>
Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Bottle in air tight container and store in refrigerator.
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Per serving: 222 calories, 0% calories from fat, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 
21 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 2 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 20 g Alcohol

( Ron Abuelo/Courtesy / December 14, 2012 )

1 1/2 ounces Ron Abuelo 12 AƱos
3/4 ounce Aperol
3/4 ounce Passion Fruit Syrup (see recipe below)
1/2 ounce lime juice

Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake hard for 8-10 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with grapefruit peel. For the enthusiast, start by cutting a long swath of grapefruit peel and express the oils over the drink and place lightly on top.
Passion fruit syrup: Combine equal parts passion fruit puree (preference: Funkin Fruit Puree) and demerara sugar (alternatively, use sugar in the raw or other course grain sugar).
Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Bottle in air tight container and store in refrigerator.

Per serving: 222 calories, 0% calories from fat, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 21 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 2 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 20 g Alcohol

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