Charlie Bird: Two One Two
The drink: A boozier take on a classic Aperol spritz, this simple cocktail starts with the Italian apéritif but swaps out Prosecco and soda for tequila and grapefruit juice. Despite its deceiving bright-pink color, this grown-up cocktail ain’t sweet. It’s refreshing and citrusy, but the bitter bite of the Aperol cuts through the sweetness of the grapefruit for a light drink that somewhat softens the tequila flavor, but doesn’t disguise it.
Pair it with: The buttery grilled-ramp toast, which is one of the most decadent, crave-worthy bites you’ll find, and which says spring even more than tequila cocktails.