Slideshow: Bring Back the Aperitif: 5 Refreshing Cocktail Recipes from The Modern in NYC

Beneventano
Beneventano
"We're big Negroni and Americano freaks here," wine director Ehren Ashkenazi told us. This delightfully bitter variation on the Americano uses Aperol instead of Campari, and punches up the bitterness with Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro, which is made with rhubarb. Get the recipe »
Kina Cocktail
Kina Cocktail
The Modern's variation on the Kina Cocktail uses Cocchi Americano, and French Citadelle gin, which is more botanical than junipery. A few drops of dry sherry add a delicate nutty flavor to the drink. Get the Recipe »
Girovita
Girovita
"This is a super-light and fruity rendition of a Pimm's Cup," said Ashkenazi of this Aperol and Pimm's cocktail. Tonic water keeps it from getting too sweet, and fresh mint brightens the flavor. Get the Recipe »
Long Rum Punch
Long Rum Punch
This refreshing rum punch gets a core of stone-fruit flavor with apricot liqueur, and the sweetness is balanced with an easy-to-make Earl Grey tea syrup. The result is a little tropical and a lot delicious. Get the Recipe »