With its gentle orange, bittersweet flavor and brilliant color, Aperol is a no-brainer for bright summer drinks (And we’ve made quite a few ourselves). After all, its the aperitif is best known as part of a bubbly, low-alcohol spritz, and it’s easy to pair with citrus and vodka and gin.
Many drinkers only buy Aperol for garden parties or warm-weather brunches. But the amaro, when paired with the right flavors, can translate very well to wintertime drinks, too. Here are three of our favorite Aperol cocktails for after the summer has passed.
Easy: Aperol & Añejo
An Aperol-prosecco Spritz is as refreshing as they come. But here, we’re adding a little depth with a good dark rum. (Brugal Añejo is a personal favorite.) As easy to make as a spritz, but with an underlying warmth that’s more suited to the season.