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Italian Prosecco Cocktail Recipe

Italicus spritz cocktail

Published: August 3, 2017 at 10:34 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

With hints of lavender, rose and ripe citrus, this refreshing floral cocktail is a super easy summer party drink

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If there’s one thing we Brits should take from Italian culture, it’s aperitivo hour. Now it’s easier than ever as the UK’s guru on Italian spirits, Giuseppe Gallo, has launched Italicus to revive Rosolio di Bergamotto, a long-forgotten aperitif spirit with an ABV of 20%.

Produced at a family-owned distillery established in 1906 in Moncalieri, Torino, Italicus champions the bergamot fruit (the distinctive flavour in earl grey tea) and has hints of rose, lavender and ripe citrus with floral spice on the finish. Perfect topped with prosecco. £30.25/70cl, thewhiskyexchange.com

Try even more Italian classic cocktails like our best Campari cocktail recipes, a classy Venetian spritz or a traditional negroni recipe.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Italicus
  • to top up prosecco
  • 3 pitted green olives

Method

  • STEP 1

    Fill a glass with ice, pour over Italicus, top with prosecco and add the olives on a cocktail stick to serve.

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