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Italian Liqueurs, Cocktails, and Other Drinks

A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage often flavored with fruits, herbs, spices, seeds, plants, and bark.   Aperitifs and digestifs are alcoholic drinks that are generally served with meals.   An aperitif is meant to spark the appetite and a
digestif is served to aid digestion.
Homemade Limoncello
Homemade Limoncello
Limoncello is one of southern Italy's best-known drinks.
It is served both as an aperitif and as an after-dinner drink.
Descriptions and pictures of some of the most popular liqueurs from Italy.  Learn about their region of origin and some history behind their creation.

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Italian Cocktails
Sixteen recipes for some classic Italian cocktails ... from an Americano to  Wedding Cake Martini.

Italian Cocktail Recipes  >>
Sgroppino is a combination cocktail and dessert.  The ideal wine to use for sgroppino is Venice's fresh and fruity sparkler, Prosecco.

Sgroppino Recipe  >>
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Blown from solid crystal they sparkle beautifully in the light and are guaranteed to make any drink look great.
Summer Drinks
Summer Drinks
Try our creative twist on a classic lemonade recipe, our fruit-flavored and kid-friendly sodas, a simple and delicious iced coffee, or a frozen version of the classic bellini cocktail.

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Italian Hot Chocolate
Italian Hot Chocolate
With Italian hot chocolate there's a fine line between it being considered a drink or a type of pudding. It is made with milk, sugar, a thickening agent like flour or cornstarch, and, of course, chocolate.

Italian Hot Chocolate Recipe  >>
This ceramic set, which is handmade in Italy, includes One 11-inch Tall Bottle, One 12.5-inch Diameter Tray, and Six 2-inch tall Cups.
Homemade Luxardo
Maraschino Cherries
These cherries  are a  delicious way to complete a Manhattan or other drink calling for a maraschino cherry. They are also delicious spooned over angel food cake, pound cake, ice cream or cheesecake.

Maraschino Cherries Recipe  >>
Italian Liqueurs
Aperitif (Apertivo) and Digestif (Digestivo)
Lemon Sorbet and Sparkling Wine
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Festive Holiday Drinks
Here are a few recipes for cocktails and punch to add to your holiday entertaining. Festive holiday alcoholic drinks, eggnog, and even a delicious punch for children.

Festive Holiday Drink Recipes >>
Warming Holiday Drinks
Get cozy in front of the fireplace or watching a Christmas movie with a warm mug of cider, hot chocolate or spiced wine ... we have the recipes for you.

Warming Holiday Drink Recipes  >>
Wine to serve for Thanksgiving
Learn why certain wines pair better with the flavors of a Thanksgiving feast.