Found: The Best Aperol Cocktails to Make If You Always Order a Spritz

Aperol spritz is certainly the drink of summer. While it has been an Italian staple since its creation in Padua in 1919, Aperol remained relatively under the radar in the U.S. until last year. Now, it's everywhere: New York's Caffe Dante keeps Aperol Spritz on tap to keep up with demand, and The New York Times reports bottle sales have increased by 48% since last summer. 

There's more to Aperol than the popular spritz, though. The red-orange aperitif can be served frozen like a granita, combined with tequila and grapefruit juice for a twist on the classic margarita, or mixed with hibiscus syrup and ginger beer in a mule. Flex your cocktail making skills and add these Aperol cocktails to your repertoire. They're the perfect summer update that'll have you saying, "What spritz?"