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 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.

Ingredients:

20ml gin

20ml Campari

20ml vermouth

ice

orange peel

Method:

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

Aperol Spritz

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

Ingredients:

40ml Aperol

60ml prosecco

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 1948 and since then it has been a widely adored Italian treasure. Serves one.

Ingredients:

100ml prosecco

60ml peach puree

Method:

Pour puree into a glass. Slowly top with prosecco.

Americano

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.

Ingredients:

30ml Campari

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 beautiful end to a meal. The caffeine kick is balanced perfectly with the smoothness of Kahlua. Serves one.

Ingredients:

30ml Kahlua

30ml vodka

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.

Click and Collect

Just one click. That’s all it takes to grab your weekend cocktail essentials from your local Liquorland thanks to Click and Collect.

Simply choose your desired tipples, pay at the quick ’n’ easy online checkout and voilà – your purchases will be ready and waiting for you at your Liquorland store of choice.