Aperol is an Italian aperitif produced by the Campari company. Made with bitter orange, rhubarb and other botanicals, and with an aroma and flavor similar to Campari, Aperol has only half the alcohol content at 11% by volume.
In the world of mixology, apples are often used as ganrishes on drinks. An apple slice placed on the glass, or a wedge, or a very thin slice floated on top or inside the glass. Different apples impart different flavors, ranging from sweet and crispy to a somewhat tart variety such as Granny Smith. Using different apples can radically change the outcome of a drink, whether used as garnish, or muddled in the drink.
Apple Brandy is a strong distilled beverage made from apple cider. Common regional ariants include Calvados (France) and Applejack (USA). Apple brandy can be consumed neat, over ice, and in a huge number of mixed drinks and cocktails
Apple cider is a fall tradition in the United States and Canada, due to the seasonal availability of apples in the late summer. In North America, cider is typically a non-alcoholic beverage made from pressed apples, without filtering or adding sugar. Hard cider is the alcoholic name in the US and Canada, though the rest of the world may refer to cider as the alcoholic version.
Apple juice is made from by pressing apples and comes in both filtered and unfiltered (cloudy) varities. Some commercial juices may include additional sugars and processing to adjust the flavors and appearance.
Schnapps generally refers to any strong distilled alcoholic beverage in german. Apple schnapps is made by mixing a neutral spirit with fruit and other flavors, resulting in a range of sweet to tart or sour flavors. Familiar brands include Sourz Apple Schnapps and Pucker Sour Apple.