Love Aperol Spritz? Try This Equally Simple Summer Cocktail Instead

Recommended by expert mixologists.

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Lambrusco Spritz

“I love the tannic quality of the chilled red wine and how it mixes with other liqueurs. I opt for either an elderflower liqueur like St. Germian or Italicus. Don't forget a small squeeze of lemon for a hit of acidity! — Pamela Wiznitzer, Beverage Consultant Siim79/Shutterstock

Pimm’s Spritz

“In recent years people have been all about the Aperol Spritz and one of the most traditional summer drinks has long been a Pimm’s Cup. This year, try a riff on both, a Pimm’s Spritz, utilizing what we love about both drinks!” — Matt Landes, owner of Cocktail AcademyBesjunior/Shutterstock

Chili-Infused Mezcal Cocktail

“Summer is all about sitting poolside with a great drink in hand. We’re excited to serve an Ancho-Reyes Infused Mezcal cocktail that has lime juice and a special corn liqueur called Nixta Licor de Elote.”— Matt Landes, founder of Cocktail AcademyBrent Hofacker/Shutterstock

Mai Tai Spritz

“This summer we’re going to create a Mai Tai Spritz that can be drunk throughout the day and into the evening. You’ll need rum, curaçao, orgeat, lime and champagne. A tropical escape in a glass.” — Matt Landes, founder of Cocktail AcademyMariaKovaleva/Sutterstock

Mediterranean Martini

Martinis may not feel extremely summery but the Mediterranean definitely does. Infuse some Vermouth Blanc with lavender or rosemary, add vodka and bitters, shake, and imagine you’re sitting on your balcony in Mykonos." — Matt Landes, founder of Cocktail AcademyShutterstock

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