10 Classic Italian Cocktails You Have To Try

Mastroianni’s class, Frank Sinatra’s style, Tony Bennett’s charm- these icons always seemed to look their best at the bar counter, where an elegant barman served impeccable cocktails in Martini glasses or in pure crystal tumblers.  Italy has done a huge part in reinforcing the appeal and glamor of cocktails.  The cocktail trend really took off in the fifties, and Italy with its deep sense of fashion and design was perfectly suited to the ritual of cocktail preparation, the service in uniquely shaped glasses.  Italians welcomed the latest drink trends freshly arrived from the States. But Italy also innovated with the creation of new cocktail recipes creating the classic italian cocktails new know today. Barmen and notable drinkers left their legacy to the next generations.

Here are 10 of the best classic Italian cocktails and certainly the most Iconic (Click each one for the recipe):

  1. The Americano
  2. Negroni
  3. Cardinale
  4. Bellini
  5. Rossini
  6. Gin and It
  7. Aperol Spritz
  8. Martini
  9. Angelo Azzuro
  10. The Godfather

Visit Antipasti di Napoli at The Briarcliff Manor to order your favorite classic italian cocktail today!