Impress your guests or just relax in the garden with one of our top Italian cocktail recipes. Match them with our easy Italian recipes for a colourful summer spread, and top it all off with our best Italian desserts.
Serve up a ray of sunshine in a glass with a classic negroni, a stunning Aperol spritz or a zesty limoncello creation. Try our favourite Italian cocktails below or test out our easy cocktail recipes for even more fruity serves.
Best Italian cocktail recipes
Want to know how to make the best negroni? Check out our quick and easy recipe for this punchy Italian cocktail. It takes just three main ingredients and can be mixed up in a flash. This is a slow sipper, perfect for a relaxed evening with friends.
Whip up this classic Italian aperitif in minutes, then try our clever twists on the spritz for summer drinking. This ever so slightly bitter drink has grown in popularity in recent years and is simple to make. Use good-quality prosecco and a dash of soda water to your taste.
Try this take on the classic Italian cocktail, flavoured with Select Aperitivo and sparkling wine. Finish with a green olive for an extra pop of colour and briny flavour. Capture the spirit of Venezia with just three key ingredients and one simple step. We simply can’t resist a sophisticated spritz.
Swapping gin for prosecco makes for a lighter negroni and softens the bitterness, an ideal aperitif for those who find the classic Italian cocktail a bit strong. This professional-looking cocktail is deceptively simple to make – serve with a slice of orange for an extra hint of citrus.
With hints of lavender, rose and ripe citrus, this refreshing floral cocktail is an easy summer party drink. You’ll be the envy of aperitivo hour with this beautifully simple tipple, which showcases the delicate bergamot and fabulous garden-inspired flavours.
A sophisticated take on a classic cocktail, this recipe uses dry white wine (a light Italian variety) in place of the usual prosecco. This bright orange drink is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
Make your spritz a zesty one with this refreshing idea. You’ll need limoncello, sparkling wine, sparkling water and a little fresh thyme to create a dreamy citrus drink. One sip and you’ll be transported to a fragrant Italian lemon grove.
Mix yourself an absolute classic – the Campari spritz. Not as sweet as Aperol, Campari joins sparkling wine, sparkling water and a big wedge of orange in this winning cocktail. Make this simple drink in minutes with just a handful of ingredients.
A deliciously delicate cocktail, The Hugo calls for elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, sparkling water and a sprig of fresh mint. Bring the flavours of summer to your glass with this fabulous floral drink.