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What Is The Most Popular Cocktail In Italy?

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What Is The Most Popular Cocktail In Italy?

If you’ve ever looked at the Assaggio drink menu before, you’ll likely have noticed a plethora of cocktails that we consider to be staples of our establishment. This is why we’ve selected this list carefully, basing it on the most popular and renowned cocktails around the world! Since many of our cuisines hail from Italy, it should go without saying that our cocktail choices are influenced by the country’s trends. But what’s the most popular cocktail in Italy, and why did it get that way? We break it down for you below!


There are two well-known Italian bitter liquors that are typically used in cocktails. One is Aperol, and the other is Campari. Campari is a deliciously bitter Italian aperitif. It’s stronger than Aperol. You can recognize Campari by its brilliant red color. This alcohol gets its color and its bitter taste from the herbs and spices that blend perfectly with the alcohol to create a pleasingly bitter liquor with an orange taste. Campari is used in many famous Italian cocktails that are usually served before dinner, like a Negroni or an Americano. 


A Negroni is an Italian cocktail that has undergone a cultural resurgence lately. Many people are trying this fun drink for the first time. Suppose you’ve never had a Negroni before. You should know that a Negroni is a cocktail made with gin, Campari, and vermouth. It’s served over ice with an orange garnish. The orange flavor profile from the Campari is strong and gives the drink a rich but slightly bitter citrus flavor. There are many variations of the Negroni, which use different liquors in place of the gin used for a traditional Negroni. The Negroni Sbagliato is a popular variation that uses Prosecco, a sparkling white wine, instead of gin. If gin isn’t your liquor of choice, try a Negroni Sbagliato instead of a regular Negroni because the sparkling wine is a wonderful balance to the bitterness of the Campari. 


Bombardino is the Italian version of egg nog. It’s a fantastic holiday drink that is best enjoyed after being out in the cold because it will warm you up quickly. A Bombardino is made with brandy, egg liquor, whipped cream, and cinnamon. The cinnamon blends perfectly with the brandy to create a taste that instantly evokes cold winter nights and the joy of the holidays. The fresh whipped cream on the top is an added treat. 


Bellini is the perfect cocktail for summer nights or brunch celebrations. It’s a very light cocktail made with Prosecco, which is sparkling white wine and fresh peach puree. If the drink has a slightly pink hue, then the peach puree is made from fresh white peaches. But if the drink’s color is slightly yellow, then fresh yellow peaches were used to make the puree. This light and sweet cocktail has a fresh, slightly floral flavor profile. 

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By | 2022-11-30T22:01:07+00:00 November 30th, 2022|Italian Wine & Cocktails|0 Comments

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