July 17, 2017

Aperitivo is the Italian Happy Hour. It is a name for a category of drinks that are enjoyed before dinner amongst family and friends. The flavors of Aperitivo are designed to refresh and cleanse palates. You’ll often enjoy crisp beverages like Aperol, Campari, prosecco, and vermouth and typical Italian flavors like bitter orange.

We’ve put our own spin on these aperitivo-inspired cocktails. Feel free to enjoy these refreshments in the early evening…or whenever you please!



Refreshing, Slightly Bitter

1 ½ oz Aperol

½ oz Gin

¾ oz lemon juice

3 oz San Pellegrino Chinotto

1 Toschi Candied Orange Peel

This cocktail is our twist on the classic Aperol Spritz. Just mix Aperol, gin, and lemon juice together and pour over San Pellegrino Chinotto soda. Chinotto soda adds a unique orange flavor that plays well with tart lemon juice.


Prosecco With A Kick

Classic, Elegant, Bubbly


1 dash cherry juice

1 Amarena cherry

You can never go wrong with a simple glass of prosecco and an amarena cherry. The cherry adds a lightly tart flavor you’re bound to love.


Almond Martini

Sweet, Sharp, Satisfying

1 ½ oz Vodka

¾ oz Lemon Juice

½ oz dry vermouth

½ oz Ferrara Almond Orzata Syrup

A perfect cocktail for the vodka lover. Ferrara Almond Orzata syrup adds a lightly sweet almond note to the classic martini. Shake the vodka, lemon juice, vermouth, and almond syrup together, pour, and enjoy the sweet, refreshing taste!

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