If you like Negronis, you’ll love this Italian-ish cocktail from Mike Gaines, bartender at Las Brisas in Laguna Beach, California. The sweet Italian apéritif Aperol balances the tart and sharp lemon juice and gin.

How to Make It

1.   Pour 2 oz of Aperol, 2 oz of gin, and 2 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
2.   Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
3.   Garnish with a lemon twist.