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Challenge: Cocktail Hour

Twisted Whiskey Kind of Afternoon

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This Twisted Whiskey Kind of Afternoon is my absolute favorite take on the classic Old-Fashioned. It utilizes fresh grapefruit instead of the classic orange, and is sweetened up by a honey simple syrup and elderflower liqueur. It's refreshing yet comforting at the same time so you can enjoy it year round!

Twisted Whiskey Kind of Afternoon

  • Servings: 1 cocktail
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
  • Prep Time: 15 min


  • 1 ½ ounces whiskey
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce Aperol
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • Grapefruit peel or blood orange wheel for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass (including the ice from the shaker.) Garnish with grapefruit peel or blood orange wheels. Enjoy!

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