Are You Team Aperol Spritz This Summer?

Are You Team Aperol Spritz This Summer?

While the Aperol Spritz might be one of the most popular drinks in this category, the classic wine-based cocktail comes in many forms. From Spanish-inspired spritzes at Boqueria, to an herbaceous spin on the Aperol spritz at The Williamsburg Hotel, and even a non-alcoholic offering at Partners Coffee, there is a version of this effervescent cocktail for every imbiber’s taste. We’ve rounded up a few unique renditions of the drink you need to try this season.

Courtesy Antica Pesa


Williamsburg eatery Antica Pesa is serving up three specialty spritzes this summer drawing inspo from its Italian roots. Their fan-favorite Antica Pesa Spritz ($15) is made with St. Germain, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, and mint for a perfectly refreshing summer treat. They have two other sprtizes on the menu including the Alba Chiara ($15)  with dry vermouth, prosecco, tonic, and lemon as well as their Mosaico ($15) with Aperol, rosé, and ginger ale. Feel free to try them all—we won’t judge!



(multiple locations in NYC)

Boqueria’s Summer Spritz- aka, the Cancion del Verano - ($13) is made with cava, Atxa white vermouth, Peychaud's bitters, juicy grapefruit, and fresh mint. The bright, tart and bubbly cocktail is perfectly balanced by the sweet mint and vermouth, perfect for summer sipping.

The Colonial at Shoo Shoo (©Front of House)


Shoo Shoo

Shoo Shoo’s cocktail list, created in collaboration with Employees Only veteran, Dushan Zaric, is Mediterranean-inspired to complement the restaurant’s menus. One of the most popular cocktails,

The Colonial (Fords Gin, Aperol, lemon, rhubarb, rosé champagne, pick salt), includes rosé champagne and rhubarb for a seasonal sparkling spritz.


The Little Beet Table

The Grapefruit Spritz ($15) at The Little Beet Table is made with Aperol, grapefruit, lime juice and makrut lime zest - a bright and tart rendition on the classic Aperol Spritz.


Partners Coffee

New on the menu at Partners Coffee this season, the Lavender Sage Spritzer is made with housemade lavender-sage syrup (lavender sage tea, lavender, blueberry preserves), finished with sparkling water and topped with edible flowers. The lavender-sage tea has a white tea base, so there is a small amount of caffeine, making this drink a great summer afternoon pick-me-up! Think drink is currently available at all five Partners locations.

Courtesy The Williamsburg Hotel


The Williamsburg Hotel

The Rooftop + Pool at The Williamsburg Hotel is an urban oasis with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, craft cocktails, small bites, and a rotating set of DJs. New on the cocktail menu this season is the How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore (Grey Goose, Aperol, rosemary cordial, and sparkling wine) and the I Like It (Maker’s Mark, Combier peach, Demerara, sparkling wine and mint). Both sparkling wine-based drinks highlight herbs for a refreshing spin on the classic cocktail.

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