8 April 2020

Classic Aperitivo Recipes

Looking for good recipes for your most favorite Aperitivo cocktail? Look no further, because our lovely hosts shared their recipes and instructions on how to mix amazing drinks at home. 

APEROL SPRITZ

The first drink in our collection and a true classic!

Ingredients: 

  • Aperol
  • Prosecco
  • Soda Water

How-to:
Grab a Wine glass and put a few ice cubes in it. Continue by adding your Aperol - a little tip from our bartenders is to just count until 4 while pouring it and you get the perfect ratio, without having to measure it out! Then fill your glass up with Prosecco and leave some space for your soda water and an Orange slice for garnish.  

HUGO

Ingredients: 

  • Elderflower Syrup 
  • Prosecco
  • Soda Water 

How-to:
Start with ice cubes once again and pour 4 ratios of your syrup into your glass (again you can just count to four for the perfect amount). Add 14 cl of Prosecco and fill it up with soda water. Top your drink off with some fresh mint and that's it!

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

For all of you, that just crave something refreshing without alcohol in it. 

Ingredients: 

  • Elderflower Syrup
  • Soda Water
  • Lime Juice 

How-to: 
Fill your glass with some ice again and start with syrup or lime juice, while counting to 4. Then simply fill your glass up with soda water and there you go. 

An extra tipp would be adding a bit of passionfruit-syrup and fresh mint to make your beverage extra special!

BALI'S SPRITZ

And another Aperitivo Crowd Favourite: the Basils Spritz. A really delicious and fresh drink, that's easy to recreate and enjoy at home.

Ingredients: 

  • Dry Gin 
  • Prosecco
  • Balis Lemonade
  • Ice, Lime and Basil

How to: 
Start by putting some of your ice into a wine glass and pour around 4 cl of dry gin on top. It doesn't really matter what kind of gin you're using, as long as it's dry gin (though we usually use Tanqueray). Continue by adding 20cl of Processeco and filling the glass up with Balis Lemonade. Then top your drink off with some basil and lime wedges and it's ready to enjoy!

NEGRONI

Next up is a true classic: the Negroni. 

Ingredients: 

  • Red Vermouth
  • Dry Gin
  • Campari
  • Ice and Orange

How to:
We recommend using a mixing glass, but if you don't have one on hand, you can just use the glass you're going to serve your drink in. Start by putting some ice into your glass and then simply pour 3cl each of the Red Vermouth, Gin and Campari. Stir that around and garnish it with some Orange Zest for a fun twist before serving. 

WHISKEY SOUR

On the search for a drink to impress? Then the whiskey sour is the perfect choice: creamy and sweet but with a bit of a tang - and still really easy to recreate at home.

Ingredients:

  • Whiskey
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Orange and Ice
  • Egg White (Optional)

How to:
Start out by pouring 6cl of Whiskey - you can use what you have at home, but we  recommend choosing a Bourbon Whiskey as it makes the drink more creamy and sweet. To that add 2cl of sugar syrup (which you can either make at home or just buy at the store) and 3cl of lemon juice. Then simply shake your mixture with some ice and serve it over some ice with Orange Zest. 

Bonus Tip: If you want your drink to be extra creamy, simply add the egg white, before shaking!

MOSCOW MULE

An impressive drink, that you can make in under two minutes – if you have one at hand, you should definitely serve it in a copper mug as it helps to keep the drink cold for longer!

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Cucumber for Garnish

How to:
Like with pretty much every drink, we’re also starting out by putting some ice in your glass (or copper mug!). Then add 4cl of Vodka on top of that and continue by pouring in a bit of lime juice. Lastly fill it up with your ginger beer and finish your drink off with some fresh cucumber.

 

ESPRESSO MARTINI

Definitely not the easiest drink to make, but we're sure you can do it!

Ingredients: 

  • Vodka
  • Kahlua (or any coffee liquor)
  • Sugar syrup
  • Espresso

How to:
For this drink it is really important to use a cold glass - that's why we suggest you start out by putting some ice into your martini glass to cool it down, while you prepare the rest of the drink. Then continue by pouring 4cl of vodka, 2cl of coffee liquor (we recommend kahlua for the most classic version) and 1.5cl sugar syrup into a shaker. Most importantly: Don't forget to add your espresso before shaking the drink with some ice. Now all that's left to do is to strain and pour the cocktail into the prepared glass!

HORSES NECK

Next up is a drink that's really easy to prepare compared to the Espresso Martini - but just as yummy!

Ingredients: 

  • Whisky
  • Angostura
  • Ginger Ale
  • Orange Wedge (optional)

How to:
As said before, this drink is incredibly easy to make. Simply pour 4cl of whisky - we used Jameson - and 2cl dashes of Angostura into a glass, fill it up with some ginger ale and finish your drink off by adding some ice and an optional Orange Wedge. 

CRODINO SPRITZ / WINE

And now,a non alcoholic option (that you of course can add some prosecco to, if you want)

Ingredients:

  • Crodino
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sparkling water / Soda or Prosecco

How to: 
Start by pouring the Crodino into a wine glass. Then add about 1.5cl of lemon juice and fill it up with either some sparkling water for a non-alcoholic or prosecco for an alcoholic option. Lastly add some icecubes as always. 

COSMOPOLITAN

A true classic, that's not just for Sex and the city fans. 

Ingredients:

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange Zest

How to:
This cocktail is as easy to make as it is delicious. Simply pour 4cl of vodka, 2cl cranberry juice and 2cl of Cointreau into a shaker, add 2cl lemon juice and shake. Serve your cocktail in a martini glas to make it extra fancy, garnish with an orange zest and done!

CHECK OUT OUR APERITIVO SESSIONS

Every Wednesday, one of our bartender is hosting a virtual Aperitivo Session on our Instagram Channel. Tune in from 6 pm or check out our highlight where we've collected all Aperitivo Sessions.