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9 Classic Italian Cocktails to Drink This Season

Do you want a fun way to spend some time this cold, wintery season? These classic Italian cocktails are perfect for a winter aperitivo.

Since visiting the rolling hills of Tuscany, the vast mountains of Piedmont, or the relaxing beaches of the Amalfi coast isn’t exactly an option right now, we are bringing one of the best Italian experiences to you. One of the easiest ways to get a taste of Italy (outside of indulging in a dish of pasta, though eating while you do this only heightens the moment) is one sip at a time with a classic Italian cocktail.

Continue reading to learn more about the nine Italian cocktails you should try this winter season.

The 9 Classic Italian Cocktails to Drink This Season

Historically speaking, alcohol is an important part of Italian culture—it is a staple at just about every meal, and it’s no different at La Trattoria Di Francesco. Our expert chef has curated this winter menu. Here are nine of our favorite cocktails this season:

VOLARE — Enjoy the refreshing taste of this cocktail that features Pisco, curaçao, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and a touch of flavorful ginger.

TI AMO — This cocktail features Jack Daniels whiskey, simple syrup, freshly cut lemon wedges and lemon juice, berries, and a sprig of mint. This cocktail pairs well with meat dishes or anytime you want a bit of whiskey.

O’ SOLE MIO (FROZEN) — Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a frozen cocktail. The O’ Sole Mio cocktail is comprised of white rum, limoncello, fresh lemon juice, and Orgeat. This cocktail is a great way to end your meal and is the perfect cherry on top of an authentic Italian experience.

BELLA CIAO — This sweet cocktail features a touch of spice with jalapeño syrup, silver tequila, Cointreau, freshly squeezed lime juice, kiwi, berries, and a bit of mint.

TROPICANA — Suffering from a case of the winter blues? Order this cocktail and be instantly transported to a warmer climate. The Tropicana features tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, coconut syrup, jalapeño syrup, and Orgeat.

CARUSO — The fresh taste of our Caruso cocktail features tequila, pineapple juice, lemon juice, ginger, and egg white.

CE LA LUNA MEZZU U MARI — This delicious cocktail is made up of vodka, cherry juice, fresh lemon, rosemary, and simple syrup.

LA VOLPE — La Volpe is a simple cocktail recipe comprised of whiskey, Orgeat, angostura. But don’t let its simplicity fool you since its flavors are complex and satisfying.

FREDDO — To match the chill of the weather, the Freddo (which means cold in Italian) features frozen Spritze, Aperol, tonic, and champagne.

Reserve Your Authentic Italian Experience Today

Try any of Chef Francesco’s classic Italian cocktails this winter season. We are proud to offer this seasonal and mouth watering menu that is sure to complement your meal. Come experience the authentic traditions, recipes, and tastes, and genuine Italian atmosphere. Reserve your table at La Trattoria Di Francesco today and enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience complete with a classic Italian cocktail. We’re located in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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