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Italian Liqueurs, Cocktails, and Other Drinks

A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage often flavored with fruits, herbs, spices, seeds, plants, and bark.   Aperitifs and digestifs are alcoholic drinks that are generally served with meals.   An aperitif is meant to spark the appetite and a
digestif is served to aid digestion.
Homemade Limoncello
Homemade Limoncello
Limoncello is one of southern Italy's best-known drinks.
It is served both as an aperitif and as an after-dinner drink.
Italian Liqueurs
Italian Liqueurs
Aperitif (Apertivo)
and Digestif (Digestivo)
Descriptions and pictures of some of the most popular liqueurs from Italy.  Learn about their region of origin and some history behind their creation.

Italian Liqueurs  >>
Italian Cocktails
Sixteen recipes for some classic Italian cocktails.

Italian Cocktail Recipes  >>
Lemon Sorbet and Sparkling Wine
Sgroppino is a combination cocktail and dessert.  The ideal wine to use for sgroppino is Venice's fresh and fruity sparkler, Prosecco.

Sgroppino Recipe  >>
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Summer Drinks
Summer Drinks
Try our creative twist on a classic lemonade recipe, our fruit-flavored and kid-friendly sodas, a simple and delicious iced coffee, or a frozen version of the classic bellini cocktail.

Summer Drink Recipes >>
Italian Hot Chocolate
Italian Hot Chocolate
With Italian hot chocolate there's a fine line between it being considered a drink or a type of pudding. It is made with milk, sugar, a thickening agent like flour or cornstarch, and, of course, chocolate.

Italian Hot Chocolate Recipe  >>
Homemade Luxardo
Maraschino Cherries
These little gourmet cherries will make a big difference in every cocktail they touch.  They are a  delicious way to complete a Manhattan or other drink calling for a maraschino cherry. They are also delicious spooned over angel food cake, pound cake, ice cream or cheesecake.

Maraschino Cherries Recipe  >>