20+ Italian Cocktails (Easy to Mix Up at Home!)

Looking to impress your friends with a classic Italian cocktail? Whether you want to elevate your happy hour or add a flavor of Italy to your next gathering, there are plenty of delicious Italian cocktails to try!

Use any of these cocktail recipes to add a little Italian flavor to your happy hour or special gathering! Whether you prefer sweet and sour, or something more flavorful and complex, there is an Italian cocktail out there for everyone.

Pull out the ingredients and you can find yourself in Italy without ever leaving the comfort of home.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out these Italian appetizers, Italian soups, Italian side dishes and classic Italian desserts too! More → 85+ Italian Foods (with EASY Recipes!).

Classic Italian Cocktails

Overhead shot of aperol spritz in wine glass.
Learn how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz cocktail with just three ingredients – Prosecco, aperol and soda water. This low-alcohol cocktaill (or aperitivo) is perfect for happy hour. Plus, it's low in calories too!
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Three glasses of Italian Margarita rimmed with salt and garnished with orange and lime slices.
This Italian Margarita recipe is easy to make with just four ingredients! Orange juice, tequila, amaretto and lime juice combine in this delicious cocktail recipe. 
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Aperol negroni with large ice cube in glass.
By replacing Campari with Aperol, this Aperol Negroni takes on a delightfully bittersweet and orange-forward flavor that all cocktail lovers will enjoy.
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Bottle of homemade sous vide limoncello next to strainer with lemon peels.
This Sous Vide Limoncello recipe creates delicious limoncello in just 2 hours instead of the 3 weeks it would normally take. Make quick limoncello using this amazing recipe.
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APEROL FIZZ ON SMALL SERVING TRAY GARNISHED WITH DRIED ORANGE WHEEL.
With its bright, citrusy flavor and enticing foamy top, this Aperol Sour is the light and refreshing cocktail you need in your life! Ready in 5 minutes and perfect for sunny days.
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Hand holding grapefruit spritz.
These Grapefruit Spritz Cocktails are perfect for brunch or sipping on the patio. Prosecco, grapefruit and aperol combine in this bubbly cocktail.
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Winter aperol spritz garnished with cranberries and rosemary.
This Winter Aperol Spritz with cranberries is perfect for fall or winter. With a hint of cranberries, bubbly prosecco and the delicious flavor of aperol, now spritzes aren't just for the summer. They're perfect for the holidays too!
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Vibrant red and bracingly bitter—with just the right amount of sweetness to balance—Campari is a bartop beauty that we consider to be a must-have mixer. Meet the Campari Spritz!
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Bellini cocktails are perfect for summertime! For this simple and delicious recipe, you’ll need ripe, juicy peaches and Prosecco. That’s it!
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The Negroni Sbagliato is an Italian Campari cocktail made with equal parts Campari, Vermouth, and Prosecco.
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This delicious limoncello spritz recipe is made with limoncello, prosecco and club soda, it’s a simple and refreshing Italian cocktail.
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The bicicletta cocktail is a refreshing Italian spritz made from Campari, white wine and club soda. It’s a perfect alfresco cocktail for a warm summer day.
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Italian Paloma drink with grapefruit, orange, tequila, lemon juice, Campari, and a few other ingredients for the best Paloma recipe!
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Americano Cocktail – This cocktail is bright, citrusy, and perfect as a summery treat at the end of the day. Simply mix the ingredients over ice and enjoy!
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Hugo Spritz. A refreshing and effervescent cocktail with hints of elderflower, lime and mint that is so delicate and versatile, it makes the perfect aperitivo to any meal.
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Sip a beautifully hued Negroni, a classic Italian cocktail that is refreshingly bitter, and easy to make. Try one today!
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Looking for a refreshing and low-alcohol cocktail? Look no further than Campari Soda! Our step-by-step guide and variations make it easy to create your perfect Campari Soda at home.
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The Garibaldi is a fruity, bittersweet brunch cocktail that’s easy but so satisfying! At its simplest, it takes just two ingredients to make: Campari and orange juice.
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Campari Tonic is a refreshing cocktail made with the Italian aperitif, tonic and lime. A delicious drink for your summer happy hours.
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How to make a refreshing, bubbly and delicious Puccini Cocktail! This Venetian cocktail is perfect for brunch or festive celebrations.
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Overhead shot of spritz in glass next to jigger of aperol.

20+ Classic Italian Cocktails

Elevate your happy hour or add a taste of Italy to your next party with these 20+ Italian cocktails! With easy recipes to make at home. Try this classic Aperol Spritz cocktail. Made with just three ingredients – Prosecco, aperol and soda water.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Prosecco (or any sparkling wine)
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • Splash of soda water (sparkling water, or club soda)
  • Garnish of orange

Instructions

  • Pour the sparkling wine into a glass of ice cubes. Add the Aperol and a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with an orange slice. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 74mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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