drinks

Aperitivo

The aperitivo is a pre-dinner drink. This is an important part of the Italian life, allowing you to socialize and relax before dinner. It is more popular in the north of Italy, though you’ll find a form of it throughout Italy. The price of drinks can be expensive at this time to
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Wine

Italy is the largest wine-producing country in the world. Many Italian farmers produce wine just for their own consumption or for their relatives in “the big city.” Although northern Italy is not normally noted for its wines, it does have several good labels; Barolo
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Cappuccino

This coffee-based drink is prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. A cappuccino differs from a caffè latte in that it is prepared with much less steamed or textured milk. A cappuccino is traditionally served in a porcelain cup, which has far better heat-retention
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Espresso

Espresso is a strong coffee based drink and is served in a very small espresso cup usually without milk.  Many Italians pop into the bar before starting work for their morning espresso. The history of espresso coffee starts in 1901. An Italian named Luigi Bezzera, an owner of a
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Mojito

This popular summer drink is rum-based and thought to originate from Cuba (although there are some disputes over this). The cocktail contains the following main ingredients; white rum, fresh lime juice, mint leaves, two teaspoons of sugar and soda water (some have crushed ice
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Prosecco

This Italian sparkling wine which can be dry or extra dry, has grown in popularity over the years as it is a less expensive substitute for Champagne. It is said that this wine was produced as far back as Roman times using the Glera grape grown near the village of Prosecco on the
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Grappa

Grappa is a clear drink made from the “leftovers” of wine-making after the grapes have been pressed. The taste of this drink varies as it depends on the type of grape used as well as the quality and the process of distillation. However some grappas are now left to age
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Limoncello

Limoncello is a bright yellow liqueur made by infusing pure alcohol with lemon zest. It is thought that this liqueur originated from Southern Italy; around the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Capri.  Limoncello has increased in popularity over the years and has become
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Campari

Campari  is an alcoholic aperitivi in Italy.  It was invented by Gaspare Campari in Novara, Italy in the mid 1800’s. It’s distinctive red colour  originally came from carmine dye; derived from crushed cochineal insects.  However the Gruppo Campari ceased using carmine
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