RecipesJust as with any traditional spirit, Aplós can be enjoyed neat, on-the-rocks, or mixed in an infinite number of cocktails. Though we encourage you to experiment, we have crafted a few recipes to get you started.
The Easy Transition
After a long day at work or a list of to-dos, it seems understandable—healthy, even—to resign to a feeling of not being bothered. An end-of-day cocktail, for instance, need not be fussy. Forget the stainless steel drink shakers and spindly mixing spoons—they will only need to be washed later. Locate an old lime wedge left in the back of the fridge. Rinse the closest glass. Laziness is our best shot at conserving energy for the occasions in life that need it most.
- 2 oz. Aplós
- 2 dash bitters
- 4 oz. Tonic or soda water
- Squeeze of lime
- Simply combine ingredients, and get creative with your bitters. We recommend lavender or citrus bitters—or celery for something savory. Add a garnish, if you're feeling up to it.
The Conversation Starter
There’s so much we don’t know about each other. It’s easy to fill even our closest relationships with small talk. But we get much more out of honest conversation—not only someone else’s perspective, but a chance to redefine how we see ourselves. If we’re lucky, we might be able to change someone’s mind through discussion, but it can be even more gratifying to have our own changed every once in a while.
- 1¾ oz. Aplós
- 1 oz. hibiscus tea, steeped
- ½ oz. lime juice
- ½ oz. honey syrup 1:1 honey to water
- Begin in the kitchen, where most good conversations take place. Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Accompany with friends and lively chat.
An Unhurried Afternoon
We are usually quite capable of pushing ourselves to the limit, and infinitely less skilled at knowing how to come down. Luckily, the effects of fast living might be remedied if only we granted ourselves a few moments of liberating uselessness and the odd unhurried afternoon—an occasion which simply asks that we ask nothing of ourselves. Setting aside some time to quietly observe the world around us is perhaps today’s most valuable form of therapy.
- 1 ¾ oz. Aplós
- 3 oz. soda water
- 1 tsp. agave nectar
- 5 pieces basil, sage, mint
- 3 lemon wedges cut in quarters
- Muddle lemons, with herbs and agave nectar. Add Aplós and ice. Shake and strain into rocks glass or stemless wine glass. Top with soda water and garnish with herbs.