Gallery: 10 Aperol Cocktails to Welcome Spring

Girovita
Girovita
This Pimm's Cup variation from The Modern in NYC brings together Aperol, Pimm's, and rich apricot liqueur, lightened with a splash of bitter tonic and garnishes of cucumber and mint. Get the Recipe »

[Photo: Alice Gao]

Cheeky Negroni
Cheeky Negroni
This less-robust Negroni variation is just the right sipper for spring, leaving behind heavier ingredients for Aperol, Lillet Blanc, and delicately flavored Hendrick's gin. Get the Recipe »

[Photo: Christine Tsai]

Aperol Spritz
Aperol Spritz
You'll see this drink all over Italy: it's easy to make and easy to drink. The Aperol lends a rosy hue and bittersweet punch to Prosecco lengthened with soda. Get the Recipe »
Cotogna's Aperol Fizz
Cotogna's Aperol Fizz
This rich, tart, and frothy spin on the Aperol Spritz leaves out the Prosecco and adds an eggwhite for texture. At the restaurant, this drink is fizzed up with an old fashioned soda siphon, but a regular pour of seltzer will work fine too. Get the Recipe »

[Photo: Wes Rowe]

The Paper Plane
The Paper Plane
Though you often see Aperol combined with lighter spirits, it can work well with aged alcohols as well. We're a little obsessed with this cocktail lately: equal parts good bourbon, rich Amaro Nonino, fresh lemon, and Aperol make for a delicious combination. Get the Recipe »

[Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Aperol Gin Punch
Aperol Gin Punch
This big batch of punch is ready for a party. It's tangy, a little herbal, and strong, flavored with lime, grapefruit, and orange. You might want to thin it with sparkling wine if you're looking to slow down the party's pace a bit. Get the Recipe »
Rosemary, Baby!
Rosemary, Baby!
This punch from Brooklyn's Prime Meats is based on Aperol infused with fresh rosemary for a rich piney flavor, offset with honey, bourbon, and sparkling wine. Get the Recipe »

[Photo: Alice Gao]

Adriatique
Adriatique
Sometimes you're not looking for a spirit-forward cocktail, and would rather focus on flavor than booze. In that case, this tasty aperitif from Jackson Cannon of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston is for you. It brings together fresh orange juice with Aperol and herbal-bittersweet Amaro Montenegro. Get the Recipe »
Descanso Beach Smash
Descanso Beach Smash
A vacation sipper that's not too sweet, spiked with rye and Aperol, and flavored with fresh muddled lemon and mint. Get the Recipe »
The Two-One-Two
The Two-One-Two
Created by Willy Shine, this cocktail is easy to remember: two parts reposado tequila, 1 part Aperol, two parts fresh grapefruit juice. It manages to be both rich and refreshing, just right for urging on warmer weather. Get the Recipe »