Italian Cocktails To Kick Off Summer 2022

With the messiness of winter and raininess of spring long behind us, the summer months have officially kicked into gear! Some of the best festivities of the summer are yet to come, including the upcoming 4th of July weekend! When you’re trying to beat the heat on a hot summer’s day, it can be tricky to find ways to stay cool. If you’re of a legal drinking age, a nice cold cocktail is a perfect way to regulate your body temperature! We recommend some fantastic summer cocktails to kick off your summer below!

Aperol Spritz

Before you try your hand at making this cocktail, you should know about the mixed results that it can deliver. This isn’t a bad cocktail by any means, but people either really love it or really hate it. It’s a bittersweet beverage with a low alcohol content, making it a perfect choice for a summer afternoon. Simply get some prosecco and aperol and you’ll be good to go!

Caffè Shakerato

With this being a caffeine based beverage, your first thought may be that this is a drink made with Kahlua. If you think this way, you’d be mistaken! It’s actually made using a shot of espresso and a few ice cubes, and the point of it is to give you a boost of energy to get you through the day. Given how exhausting the summer sun can be, this drink can really come in handy!

Hugo Cocktail

Have you ever wanted to drink a mojito but didn’t want the strong taste and alcohol content of tequila? Now you can have the best of both worlds! The Hugo cocktail substitutes tequila for prosecco and sparkling water to mimic what a mojito tastes like. However, it’s not anywhere near as strong as one and far more refreshing!

Garibaldi Cocktail

Sometimes, the best cocktails are the ones that are simplest to make. The Garibaldi cocktail only requires two ingredients to make successfully: Campari and orange juice. You should be mindful of how bitter the campari is, but the sweetness of the orange juice will do more than enough to balance it out. The ease of making this cocktail should make it a quick go-to!

Italian Cocktails and Cuisine at Trattoria Il Panino

If you’re looking for the best Italian food in the Boston area, Trattoria Il Panino can provide you with the full experience! Our menu and recipes come straight from the heart of Italy, so you can have the authentic Italian dining experience right in the heart of the North End. To try out our Italian food and cocktails for yourself, click here to make a reservation with us!