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
The Negroni is a classic aperitif. Pour equal parts gin, Campari and vermouth over ice and you have a pleasantly bitter and balanced tipple to start an evening. Serves one.
Add ice to a glass. Pour over ingredients and garnish with orange peel.
The Aperol Spritz is never flavour of the month in Italy, it's the flavour of every month. Serves one.
Place ice in a glass. Top with Aperol, prosecco and add a splash of soda. Garnish with a slice of orange.
The Bellini was invented in Venice in 1948 and since then it has been a widely adored Italian treasure. Serves one.
60ml peach puree
Pour puree into a glass. Slowly top with prosecco.
Originally named the "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.
30ml sweet vermouth
Stir vermouth and Campari with ice in a glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a peel of orange.
Easy to make and just as easy to sip, the Espresso Martini is a beautiful end to a meal. The caffeine kick is balanced perfectly with the smoothness of Kahlua. Serves one.
30ml cooled espresso coffee
coffee beans, for garnish
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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