spirits and liqueurs

How to: drink like an Italian

Gnocchi, ravioli, bruschetta, tiramisu we know the drill when it comes to eating like an Italian. But drinking like one? Check out our favourite Italian tipples to get you started in style

Negroni

The Negroniis a classic aperitif. Pourequal parts gin, Campariand vermouth over ice and you have a pleasantly bitter and balanced tipple to start an evening. Serves one.

Ingredients:

20ml gin

20mlCampari

20mlvermouth

ice

orange peel

Method:

Add ice to a glass. Pour over ingredients and garnish with orange peel.

AperolSpritz

The Aperol Spritz is never flavour of the month in Italy, it's the flavour of every month. Serves one.

Ingredients:

40ml Aperol

60mlprosecco

soda water

sliced orange

ice

Method:

Place ice in a glass. Top with Aperol, prosecco and add a splash of soda. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Bellini

The Bellini was invented in Venice in 1948and since then it has been a widelyadored Italian treasure. Serves one.

Ingredients:

100mlprosecco

60ml peach puree

Method:

Pour puree into a glass. Slowly top with prosecco.

Americano

Originally namedthe "Milano Torino" the Americano has been around since the 1860s and is a delicious example of an Italian aperitif with its perfect balance of bitter and sweet. Serves one.

Ingredients:

30mlCampari

30ml sweet vermouth

soda water

orange peel

Method:

Stir vermouth and Campari with ice in a glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a peel of orange.

Espresso Martini

Easy to make and just as easy to sip, the Espresso Martini is a beautifulend to a meal. The caffeine kick is balanced perfectlywith the smoothness of Kahlua. Serves one.

Ingredients:

30mlKahlua

30mlvodka

30ml cooled espresso coffee

coffee beans, for garnish

Method:

Place vodka, espresso and Kahlua in a cocktail shaker wth ice. Shake. Strain into a glass and top with coffee beans.

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