If you haven’t already seen WaPo’s regular “iSpice” blog, penned by the lovely and talented Monica Bhide, you’re going to want to check it out. Each week, Monica writes about a different spice and how to use it to best advantage. This week, she’s focusing on cloves, and includes the Aperol Spice cocktail from Spice & Ice as a great example of how to showcase cloves in cocktails.
She made a great choice – the Aperol Spice is one of my favorite cocktails in the book.
I love the rosy color, the sweet-bitter flavor, and the way mixing up a batch of cinnamon-clove syrup perfumes my entire apartment. Click here to read the article and get the drink recipe!
(warning: WaPo includes calorie counts and other nutritional info with all their recipes, including this one. you may want to look away…)
Photo credit: Monica Bhide