Ferragosto Italian Holiday is Celebrated August 15 with Refreshing Italian Cocktails
Ferragosto is coming up on August 15th and what better way to celebrate this Italian holiday than with some refreshing Italian cocktails? This is a big national celebration that marks the height of the Italian summer, and includes concerts, outdoor festivals and many feasts with friends and family before they head away on vacation.
The Italian Trade Agency’s Italian Spirits Promotion Project wants to help introduce Americans this summer to some under-the-radar Italian wine and spirit brands and below are some cocktails made with authentic flavors from various regions. These drinks will make you feel like you have been transported to Italy to partake in the Ferragosto celebrations this year!
15 ml. (½ OZ) Liquore Strega
45 ml. (1 ½ OZ) White Rum
30 ml. ( 1 OZ) Lime Juice
20 ml. (⅔ OZ) Brown Sugar
30 ml. – 1 oz. Tequila Blanco
20 ml. – 2/3 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
20 ml. – 2/3 oz. Fresh pink grapefruit juice
10 ml. – 1/3 oz. Fresh lime juice
5 ml. – ¼ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Originale
“Amaro and Stormy” By Nicola Scattola
45 ml. Amaro Nardini
100 ml. Ginger beer
15 ml. Lime juice
1 fresh mint sprig
Method: Build in a tall tumbler and mix gently. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
2 cl whitehouse bitter wine
4 cl London Dry Gin
Method: Stir and strain cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
About Italian Spirits Promotion Project
The premise of the Italian Trade Agency’s Spirits Promotion Project is to introduce and educate the American trade to the craftsmanship and authenticity of Italian distillates, fortified wines, liqueurs and cordials.
With bartenders being the gatekeepers of this knowledge, the ITA’s goal is to showcase the variety of Italian Spirits to the consumers and instill in them a newfound appreciation for the unique characteristics, notes and ingredients of each product.
About Italian Trade Agency
Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian small and medium-sized businesses. Using the most modern multi-channel promotion and communication tools, it acts to assert the excellence of Made in Italy in the world. The ITA (ICE) is present throughout the world with 78 offices in 66 countries. The U.S. has five offices: New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston.