Italian Drinks Recipes

From homemade limoncello to a refreshing negroni, has the Italian drink recipe your looking for.

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Strawberry Bellini

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
A nice drink for Mother's Day, a brunch, or a shower.

Creamy Limoncello

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
A delicious lemony treat without the bite of regular limoncello. This makes great Christmas gifts!

Italian Cream Soda

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
A watermelon and passion fruit flavored Italian cream soda.
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Affogato with Cold-Brewed Coffee

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This was the best tasting iced coffee I've ever had. Since the flavors are extracted without heat, the results are a smoother, less acidic, less bitter product. You can use the coffee concentrate straight on ice cream or gelato for a classic Italian treat u0026ndash; affogato.


Rating: 4.5 stars 172
Ice-cold limoncello is a refreshing drink. It's worth the 3 week wait!

Classic Bellini Cocktail

The Bellini was created in the late 1930s to early 1940s by Guiseppe Cipriani at the legendary Harry's Bar in Venice, a favorite hangout for expats including Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, and Orson Welles. The fruity cocktail owes its name and color to Cipriani's fascination with Giovanni Bellini, a 15th-century Venetian artist. Originally prepared with Prosecco and white peach puree, it's perfectly acceptable to use yellow peach puree or prepared peach nectar and/or peach schnapps. Sip and feel sophisticated!


Rating: 5 stars 6
Crafting the perfect affogato is more than meets the eye. In fact, there's more science to the dessert than most would care to acknowledge. Using gelato boosts the incredible flavor, and gives a velvety, silky smoothness ice cream just doesn't have. This is because gelato has a lower fat content, less air, and is served at a different temperature than ice cream. Translation: if you use ice cream you'll end up with something less than perfect as the hot espresso will cause the ice cream to melt faster.

Traditional Italian Limoncello

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Traditional Italian limoncello is typical of the Amalfi coast, a beautiful area around Naples. It's traditionally made with Sorrento lemons, which are large and flavorful and a really unique Italian product.
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Peach Bellini

Rating: 5 stars 7
A fruity cocktail that is great on a hot summer's day!

Italian Wedding Cake Martini

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
This delicious cocktail tastes just like an Italian wedding cake cookie!

Cioccolata Calda (Hot Chocolate Italian-Style)

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
Hot chocolate Italian-style is one of the most amazing treats in the world! You have to try this pudding-like chocolate decadence! Add some Irish cream, cinnamon, and whipped cream for a fun variation, or create your own!

Italian Amaretto Margaritas

Rating: 4.5 stars 85
Amaretto gives this drink a fun twist! Frosty glasses rimmed with amaretto and sugar make this drink even better.

Inspiration and Ideas

Negroni Cocktail
Rating: Unrated 6
This will knock your socks off - I believe this drink is Italian and is generally sipped, while eating marinated olives. Be sure to use good quality gin!
Sicilian Sunset
Rating: Unrated 19
This colorful drink will brighten up any party. Lemon-lime soda can be substituted for the Prosecco for a non-alcoholic version.
Tuscan Lemonade Cocktail
Rating: 5 stars 1

A sparkling adult lemonade cocktail that is super easy to throw together.