Cilantro-Aperol Cosmo

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons torn fresh cilantro

3 tablespoons sugar 

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, plus 1 wedge for the glass 

1 1/2 ounces vodka

1 ounce Aperol 

1/2 ounce cranberry juice


  1. Pulse 2 tablespoons cilantro and the sugar in a mini food processor until very finely chopped; transfer to a small plate. Rub the rim of a chilled martini glass with the lime wedge, then dip in the cilantro sugar to coat.
  2. Muddle the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and the lime juice in a shaker with the handle of a wooden spoon. Add the vodka, Aperol and cranberry juice, fill with ice and shake well. Strain into the prepared glass.