The Aperol Spritz became a casualty of war in 2019. While we continue to mourn its untimely death (read: drink them anyway because they’re delicious), the “New York Times” article that started it all at least gave rise to the fact that the spritz isn’t confined to just one recipe. The wine-based cocktail calls for creativity, so we asked the DrinkWire community how it’s mixing up a spritz this summer and rounded up some of the best.
The easiest way to switch up an Aperol Spritz is to ditch the Aperol itself. Next time you’re at your local liquor store, search for another apéritif that might be fun to try. The Summer Breeze uses Cocchi Americano Rosa and two liqueurs to achieve a whole new flavor profile.