Not many—any?—classic cocktails come from Kansas City, Missouri. So bartender Ryan Maybee concocted a drink to give the so-called Paris of the Plains a shout-out.
Photo credit: Everyday Food/Johnny Miller In springtime , living in the moment can be a challenge. Already yearning for promise of a warm future—summer!—we’re all-too-often unable to enjoy the season’s cool-weather pleasures. But just wait. Soon we’ll be stuck in summer’s sweltering grasp, realizing we didn’t know how good we once had it.
It’s also happy hour, and you want something at once more serious and more celebratory than a glass of Chardonnay. So make an Aperol Spritz. The classic Italian aperitif is slightly bitter—Aperol, which is similar to both Campari and Cynar, is made from oranges, herbs and spices—and all-the-way refreshing. Happy happy hour. Aperol Spritz 3 parts prosecco 2 parts Aperol 1 dash soda 1 orange slice Put some ice and the orange slice in a glass of your choice.