Slideshow: 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 »
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]

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 »