Magic Hour Cocktail Recipe

This summer cocktail mixes all the right flavors for a sweet and fruity taste with a refreshing bitter note.

The Magic Hat Cocktail

The Magic Hat Cocktail

Learn how to make this refreshing summer cocktail that mixes gin, aperol, fruits and lemonade over ice.

Photo by: Marianne Canada

Marianne Canada

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces Aperol
  • 5-6 strawberries
  • 1 orange
  • 1 mini cucumber
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • 16 ounces lemonade

Instructions

1: Place hulled strawberries, a sliced cucumber, a quartered orange and mint sprigs in a pitcher.

2: Add gin and Aperol, and muddle until the fruit is broken into chunks.

3: Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.

4: Strain and mix with lemonade.

5: Serve over ice, and garnish with a cucumber spear and strawberry, if desired.

Makes a pitcher that serves 4-6

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