Which are the 5 best Italian drinks?
Italy is characterized by its wines, unique drinks such as limoncello and grappa, but it is also very famous for several drinks created on our beautiful peninsula. Today we are going to meet the five most famous in the world and a little of their stories! Are you ready? Salute! Read our post now: what are the 5 best Italian drinks? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Italian drinks are successful all over the world and, best of all, there are drinks for all tastes: the most bitter and the sweetest! If you want to go beyond wines and beverages like grappa and limoncello, below we will give you the suggestion of five drinks for you to enjoy during happy hour (aperitif) in Italy. Discover our section on Food in Italy!
1) Which are the 5 best Italian drinks? SPRITZ
If there is a famous drink in Italy that has conquered the world, that drink is Spritz. Nobody knows precisely the origin of the Spritz, but they say that it emerged with the soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian empire (in the 19th century), who were in Friuli-Venezi Giulia (in Venice), and, to reduce the high gradation of Veneto wines. , they put water in the drink. However, the practice spread and the wine was replaced by ‘amari’, which are very strong and bitter alcoholic beverages. Among them appeared Aperol, Cynar, Bitter, Select (coloration that varies from orange to red) or black, such as China Martini. The idea pleased and ended up in other Italian regions!
The traditional Spritz takes sparkling wine, ice and sparkling water, in addition to one of the drinks mentioned above and an orange slice. If you like it even softer, you can order a Spritz with aranciata amara (- says arantchiata amara – which is a sugar-free orange soda that replaces sparkling wine). It is a very refreshing and delicious drink!
- The type of sparkling wine used can change the flavor of the drink, so do not be surprised if you drink Spritz with different flavors in different regions in Italy.
2) Which are the 5 best Italian drinks? NEGRONI
Another very Italian drink! The official story of Negroni tells that he was created by a Count, Count Camillo Negroni, from Florence and is ‘for the forts’! Hahaha… Besides being super alcoholic, it has a very strong and bitter taste. The basic recipe is ice (to freeze the glass, it is removed at the time of serving), Campari, gin and red vermouth, all in the same proportion; to decorate the glass, a thin slice of orange. The drink was created in 1919, when the count was drinking an ‘American’ cocktail in a Florentine cafe. They say that, sick of the carbonated drink, he asked for the sparkling water to be replaced by gin. Done! Negroni was born!
- If you want a softer drink, ask for Negroni Sbagliato (- says Negroni Isbaliato – “Wrong Negroni”) who replaces gin with sparkling wine.
3) Which are the 5 best Italian drinks? BELLINI
It is the favorite drink of women! Sweet, very sweet, delicious, refreshing, light, smooth … All the features please the most ‘sweet’ palates! Another drink created in Venice in 1938 by Giuseppe Cipriani from Harry’s Bar, this drink is made with proseco and peach juice, also in the same proportions. Why is it called Bellini? Because the color of the drink reminded Cipriani of the color of an angel’s clothing painted by Giovanni Bellini (1443-1516), Venetian painter, in one of his works. Find out here What to do at night in Venice?
4) Which are the 5 best Italian drinks? GARIBALDI
Another drink that pleases the female palate! Made with Campari and orange juice. The final color is a reddish orange that refers to the color of the combat uniform of Garibaldi and his troops, hence the name. The year of its creation is not known for certain, but the drink is part of the International Bartenders Association of 1987.
5) Which are the 5 best Italian drinks? ROSSINI
Another very sweet and fresh drink based on fresh strawberries. Also created by Giuseppe Cipriani, it is light, tasty and very pleasing! The drink was made in honor of the composer Giacchino Rossini. Consists of macerated strawberries and sieved with brut (dry) sparkling wine. The color is beautiful and the taste is irresistible. Find out here Where to find the best aperitifs in Rome?
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Which are the 5 best Italian drinks? Italy has countless drink options for all tastes: sweet, bitter, neither sweet nor bitter… There is a multitude of options! We could spend hours talking about Italian drinks and, who knows, try some recipes! If you are in Italy, don’t hesitate to try a typical Italian drink … then tell me what you think!
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