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The Royal Sunburn

The Royal Sunburn

The Royal Sunburn

  • summer
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 10 min.
This cocktail incorporates both some light and fresh spirits with some more heavy flavors. The dark rum and absinthe give depth, while the aperol and lemon liquor add a lovely sweetness. When blended together, they combine perfectly to create an interesting, fruity, full-bodied, boozy summer cocktail - sure to help beat the heat!


  • 1.5 oz Dark Rum
  • .5 oz Aperol
  • .5 oz Lemon Liquor (I used Etrog, but a limoncello would also work) 
  • .25 Absinthe
  • 4 Dashes Blueberry Cardamon Bitters (or any berry or fig bitters will work)
  • 1.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1.5 oz Green Juice (any fresh pressed green juice will work)
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup


  • Jigger
  • Lowball glass
  • Ice cube tray

How to Mix

  1. In a blender add ice, Rum, Aperol, Lemon Liquor, lime juice, green juice, simple syrup, bitters
  2. Blend until combined and frothy
  3. In a chilled rocks or collins glass, coat the inside of the glass with an absinthe rinse
  4. Pour frozen cocktail into rocks glass after the absinthe rinse
  5. Garnish with broubon or luxardo cherries and dried orange wheel
  6. Add 2 more dashes of bitters on top