Since the end of World War II, Italy has been a powerhouse of both style and culture, not to mention its incredibly sophisticated cocktails.

With a great wealth of Italian artists and musicians indulging in this popular tradition of sorts, cocktail recipes began to appear from all corners of the country, creating an evening buzz during the Summer months.

Many years later, Italy is still at the forefront of evening culture in Europe and across the world from the casual Frangelico Iced Coffee to the world-famous Bellini, you’ll want to enjoy the beverages and bars of Rome or Venice on your next city break.

 

Bellini

Bellini

 

 Ingredients

  • 3-4 oz. of Prosecco,
  • 3-4 oz. of peach puree
 

Bellini recipe

1. Pour Prosecco into a champagne flute and then pour the peach puree into the same glass.

 

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

 

 Ingredients

  • 4 slices of orange,
  • 1 tsp sugar,
  • 2 oz. strega liqueur,
  • tonic water (chilled),
  • cherry
 

Abracadabra recipe

1. Muddle the orange pieces with sugar in a shaker.

2. Add Strega Liqueur and fill up with ice.

3. Shake well for 10 seconds, strain into a chilled highball glass.

4. Top with tonic water.

5. Garnish with orange zest, and a maraschino cherry.

 

Absinthe Italian Style

Absinthe Italian Style

 

 Ingredients

  • 1 dash Maraschino liqueur,
  • 1.25 oz. Absinthe,
  • 0.25 Anisette liqueur,
  • water
 

Absinthe Italian Style recipe

1. Blend all ingredients while pouring ice cold water including ice cubes.

2. Pour into a cocktail glass and serve.

 

Afterten

Afterten

 

Ingredients

  • 1.75 oz. Molinari Sambuca Caffe,
  • 0.25 white crème de menthe,
  • 1 scoop whipped cream
 

Afterten recipe

1. Shake Sambuca and white Crème de Menthe together with ice, strain into a cocktail glass.

2. Float whipped cream on top, and sprinkle 3 chopped coffee beans.

 

Allyseum

Allyseum

 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. strawberry vodka,
  • 1 splash Limoncello,
  • Pear or peach juice
 

Allyseum recipe

1. Fill partially an 8 oz. shaker with ice.

2. Add strawberry Vodka and a splash of Limoncello.

3. Fill the rest of the shaker with apricot, pear or peach juice.

4. Shake and pour into a highball glass.

 

Almond Joy

Almond Joy

 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. amaretto liqueur,
  • 3 oz. milk,
  • 1 oz. coconut syrup,
  • 1 dash crème de cacao,
  • 1 scoop ice cream (your choice)
 

Almond Joy recipe

1. Blend all ingredients and strain into a wine glass.

2. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a straw.

 

Amaretto Sour

Armaretto Sour

 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Amaretto liqueur,
  • ½ a lemon juice,
  • soda water
 

Amaretto Sour recipe

1. Stir Amaretto and lemon juice with ice in a mixing glass.

2. Pour into a wine glass.

3. Top it with soda water and garnish with a lemon zest.

 

Amaro Dolce Martini

Amaro Dolce Martini

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lime (cut in eights),
  • 1 oz. raspberry vodka,
  • 1 oz. Campari,
  • 0.25 oz. Chambord liqueur,
  • 1 oz. lime juice,
  • 0.75 oz. sugar syrup
 

Amaro Dolce Martini recipe

1. Muddle lime wedges in a lowball glass, pour the rest of ingredients, add crushed ice and stir.

2. Garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.

 

Cremino al Limone

Cremino al Lemine

 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. white crème de menthe,
  • 1 oz. coffee liqueur,
  • 1.5 oz. Limoncello,
  • 1.5 oz. Crema di Limoncello
 

Cremino al Limone recipe

1. Layer each ingredient in the given order by pouring each over the back of a bar spoon into a chilled cocktail glass, to create layers.

 

Frangelico Iced Coffee

Frangelico Iced Coffee

 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. espresso,
  • 2 oz. milk,
  • 1 oz. Frangelico
 

Frangelico Iced Coffee recipe

1. Blend all ingredients with ice, pour into a Katalina glass, garnish with whipped cream on top, and chocolate shavings.   

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You've got their names, you've got their recipes, now you know which cocktails to order when you visit Italy and how to re-create them on your return!

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