A Rainbow of Aperitif Cocktails

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They might not be a pot of gold, but these rainbow cocktails definitely count as "treasure." (Photo: Stacy Egan/Flickr)

"Taste the Rainbow" doesn't just apply to Skittles: cocktails can be mixed up in an impressive range of colors as well, and they have a lot more to offer flavor-wise than "really sweet and vaguely fruity." Case in point: these 6 delicious aperitif cocktails, each one representing a different color of the rainbow. Whether you've always dreamed of matching your drink to your outfit, or you just want to have some fun with colorful cocktails, this rainbow roundup will have your troubles melting like lemon drops.

Red - @the_garnishguy

📣 It's #aperitifweek people! ... the question is: what is an apéritif? Well, let's check Wikipedia. . 🤓📖 An Apéritif is an alcoholic beverage usually served before a meal to stimulate the appetite, and is therefore usually dry rather than sweet. . Diadochos of Photiki, in his writing on the Christian spiritual life, On Spiritual Knowledge, states, "People who wish to discipline the sexual organs should avoid drinking those artificial concoctions which are called 'aperitifs'—presumably because they open a way to the stomach for the vast meal which is to follow." Diadochos was born around AD 400 and died sometime before AD 486. He was from Northern Greece and was a significant theologian during the Council of Chalcedon (451). Therefore, the use of apéritifs to affect one's consumption of food was a practice in the 5th century. . This cocktail is called "Don't twist my hand" . 1 oz @campariusa 3/4 oz @stgeorgespirits Absinthe 3/4 oz @drambuie_us 3/4 oz Lemon Juice 3/4 oz Pineapple Juice 3 dahes Paychauds Bitters . . #thegarnishguy

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Orange - @curiousbartender

Yellow - @socktails_co

Green - @manifesto_kc

Blue - @thefermentedalaskan

Violet - @martinjcorr

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