6 Yummy Italian Cocktails to Add to Your Wedding Menu

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6 Yummy Italian Cocktails to Add to Your Wedding Menu

Are you ready to imagine yourselves under the soft blue sky of Italy, surrounded by beauty in all directions? As you prepare to exchange your vows, the warmth of the sun will be kissing your skin, the gentle Italian breeze in your hair, and your family and friends will be taking in the beauty of your big day. While the ambiance will be nothing short of perfection, before a toast is being raised to you, the newlyweds, it’s time to think what drinks will be gracing the glasses of your guests.

Italian Cocktails For Your Wedding

While Prosecco and other Italian wines are a must at any wedding in Italy, you may wish to take that step further and enter the world of Italian cocktails. Serving up a list of refreshing Italian cocktails during your aperitivo will be a fantastic way to treat your guests to something memorable, delicious and perfect for a sunny day of celebration.

The brilliant thing about Italian cocktails are they are typically very simple with minimal ingredients. You could even choose a handful and create your own mini cocktail menu for the day and have different options for your guests, ensuring that those with a sweet and fruity preference, and those preferring something slightly more highbrow are both happy and satisfied. The great thing about Italian cocktails is they’re all about simplicity. Mix and match a few favourites to create your own Italian wedding cocktail menu. Whether your guests lean towards fruity sweetness or more refined flavours, everyone will find something to sip and savour.

Can you imagine it? Glasses clinking, laughter filling the air, and everyone raising a toast to your big day. Now let’s jump right in and take a peek at our top picks for Italian cocktails perfect for an Italian wedding. 

Aperol Spritz

A timeless classic, and it’s popular for a good reason. The Aperol Spritz is one of the best known Italian cocktail options, and will be the fan favourite across all of your wedding guests. No Italian celebration is complete without it, featuring the delightful sparkle of prosecco that perfectly complements its zesty orange flavour. It’s like Italy in a glass—an option your guests already know and adore.

Limoncello Spritz

Fresh, sharp, and ever so more-ish on a hot day. The Limoncello Spritz serves as the perfect pre-dinner aperitivo to invigorate your guests and enhance the flavours of the upcoming reception feast. With its citrusy profile, this cocktail stars the iconic Italian liqueur Limoncello, evoking images of sun-soaked Italian landscapes with every sip. Thirst-quenching and typically garnished with a sprig of thyme, this Italian cocktail is as beautiful as it is ‘buonissimo’.

Italian 75 Cocktail

Here’s another Italian cocktail featuring the zesty goodness of Limoncello, but this time with a twist! This renowned concoction pairs the tangy citrus notes of Limoncello with an aromatic gin, creating a delightful harmony of flavours that dances between sharpness and sweetness. 

A cool and satisfying option for a warm Italian wedding day. Another fabulous palate cleanser, often served in a martini glass with a twist of lemon peel, it’ll be a cocktail that’ll be remembered!

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Peach Bellini

If citrus isn’t your thing but you still crave a classic Italian cocktail with prosecco, fear not, here’s what we’ve got for you. Enter the Bellini—a perfect alternative. This simple yet delightful concoction typically consists of just prosecco and fresh peaches, offering a sweetness that’s truly unforgettable.

While the classic Bellini recipe calls for fresh peaches, this drink is wonderfully adaptable. Feel free to put your own spin on it by choosing to add  your favourite fruits like raspberry or strawberry. Though it may deviate from tradition, it’s your special day, and your cocktail choices should reflect your unique tastes and preferences! So go ahead, personalise your Bellini and raise a glass to celebrate in style. Cin cin!

Negroni Sbagliato

Known alternatively as a ‘Prosecco Negroni,’ this cocktail is a true testament to sophisticated palates. With its Campari and Martini base, this Italian cocktail boasts both strength in alcohol content and depth of flavour. However, what truly sets it apart is the addition of prosecco, lending a sparkling and distinctive twist to this already refined classic. It’s a drink that leaves a lasting impression—a bold and unforgettable signature cocktail for any Italian wedding celebration.

Italian Paloma 

Looking to spice up your wedding menu with something a bit more adventurous? Look no further than the Italian Paloma. This bold Italian cocktail combines the punch of tequila with the tangy sweetness of pink grapefruit and orange, delivering an unexpected and intriguing flavour profile that’s sure to leave your guests buzzing with excitement.

Whether they’re tequila aficionados or simply adventurous spirits, this cocktail promises to be a memorable addition to your Italian wedding aperitivo. 

Italian weddings offer a magical blend of breathtaking scenery, delicious cuisine, and unforgettable cocktails. From the refreshing citrus notes of Limoncello to the sophisticated sparkle of Prosecco-based drinks, each cocktail tells a story of Italy’s rich culinary heritage.

We’ve shared our favourite Italian wedding cocktails, but the choice ultimately rests with you. Whether you opt for a classic Aperol Spritz, an adventurous Italian Paloma, or something entirely unique, let your personal tastes and preferences guide you. After all, your wedding day is a reflection of your love story, and your cocktail selection should be no exception.

So, as you plan your dream Italian destination wedding in Italy, remember to savour every moment, from the first toast to the last dance. And if our suggestions have inspired you, we’d love to hear about it! Share your experiences and photos with us, and let’s toast to love, laughter, and happily ever after. 

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