The Bloody Amber Road

bloody amber road cocktail

Lets keep this Spring cocktail theme going… If you haven’t already, check out my Peach Tea Smash collaboration with Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.!  While we’re in the process of transitioning to this beautiful Spring weather here in Charleston, I’ve been thinking of trying to create more refreshing drinks using Aperol.  While Aperol is traditionally used in Summer cocktails like the Aperol Spritz, which has been dubbed ‘the perfect drink for social occasions’, Spring and Summer go hand in hand here in the Holy City.  Try this cocktail recipe on for size, my take on a traditional Amber Road cocktail will cool you down while you’re sitting on your back porch or playing some badminton (right?) during those hot Charleston Spring days.

bloody amber road cocktail

Required Tools

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Barspoon
  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Paring knife (affiliate)
  • Rocks glass
  • Pick or cocktail straw
  • Rocks Glass

The Bloody Amber Road Cocktail


1.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Aperol
.25 oz Tippleman's Barrel Smoked Maple Syrup
.5 oz Lemon Juice
2 Dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Club Soda
Blood Orange wheel
Mint Sprig


  1. Add all ingredients with ice into a Boston Shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  3. Pour over ice in a rocks or Collins glass.
  4. Top with club soda.
  5. Garnish with blood orange wheel and fresh mint sprig.


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