Roman Holiday

The Roman Holiday cocktail is a popular summer drink that can be found in most bar menus. recipe for this drink is thought to have come from the Hotel Ambassador s Foyot Bar in Paris. The bar’s head bartender was Paul Foyot who created this drink for his regular customers. The Hotel Ambassador was one of the first hotels to open up on the coast of Normandy during World War II so this cocktail may have been created as a way for people to feel more at home with their surroundings. This drink is also known as “The Emperor’s Delight”, because it was said that it was most often served to emperors during ancient Rome banquets. These cocktails never went out of style - they are still enjoyed today by many people all around the world!

Spirit Used


2 ounce Aperol (Italian light spirit)
1 ounce Gin
3 ouncez Club Soda
Splash of fresh orange juice
Garnish: Orange slice


1. Mix Aperol, gin and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Strain the mixture into a highball glass and top with club soda.
3. Garnish with orange slice and serve.

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