Raspberry & Aperol Floats

Aperol is similar to Campari but sweeter and less boozy. This recipe works with either one.


  • 1 sprig thyme

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup (or more) Aperol

  • 1 1/3 cups Champlain Orchards organic raspberries (about 6 ounces)

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream or gelato

  • 2 12-ounce cans club soda


  • Bring thyme, sugar, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit 15 minutes. Remove thyme sprig and let syrup cool. Stir in 1/4 cup Aperol.

  • Divide syrup and raspberries among 4 tall glasses and muddle gently. Dividing evenly, add ice cream and top off each with club soda and more Aperol, if desired.

– Adapted from Susan Spungen/Bon Appetit