It’s no secret that the Italians love their Italian cocktails. So much so, in fact, that they’ve created an entire category of drinks called Aperitivi—which means “before dinner.”
When it comes to cocktails, Italy is known for making some of the best in the world. Their most famous cocktail is the Negroni, which combines gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. It’s a simple drink that’s easy enough for anyone to make at home but has a unique flavor that makes it stand out from other cocktails.
Italian cocktails have a reputation for being strong and bitter, but these sweet Italian drinks break that mold. They’re perfect for anyone who prefers sweeter cocktails.
In Italy, it’s common to enjoy a sweet cocktail after dinner or for a special occasion. If you’re in Italy, you can find many of these cocktails at local bars and restaurants. But if you’re not in Italy, don’t worry! You can still make these delicious Italian drinks at home—and they’re easy to make!
So what are some of the best Italian cocktails? Here are some of our favorites:
The Tiramisu Martini
This martini is made with espresso-infused vodka and Kahlua. It has a creamy texture that makes it perfect for dessert lovers!
The Spumone Cocktail, one of the unknown italian cocktails
This cocktail has a creamy texture and tastes like ice cream! It’s made with vanilla liqueur, milk, coffee liqueur, cream liqueur, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.
The Limoncello Cocktail
This delicious cocktail combines limoncello with cream soda to make an amazing drink that’s perfect for summertime!
Ready for italian cocktails as dessert
Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet cocktail or a boozy dessert, these Italian drinks will have you covered.
Milano Torino (Milan-Turin), the not so sweet cocktail
This cocktail is a perfect example of how simple ingredients can produce complex flavor profiles. The recipe calls for equal parts Campari, Aperol, and gin. Add a splash of soda water and garnish with lemon peel.
Caffe Corretto (Corrected Coffee)
Caffe corretto is an Italian tradition that dates back to the late 1800s. It’s traditionally made with espresso or lungo coffee (stronger than your average cup), a little bit of sugar, and an alcoholic spirit like brandy or grappa (but feel free to use whiskey). This drink makes for a great breakfast alternative—just add some cream if you want to take it even further!
Limoncello Spritz (Lemon Sour)
Limoncello is one of the most popular liqueurs in Italy—and for good reason! It’s made from lemons steeped in alcohol for several weeks until they turn into a delicious luscious syrup. You can serve this drink straight up over ice or use it as an ingredient. To make it a spritz, just add some prosecco and sparkling water! Serve with a slice of lemon of course.