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Italian cocktails: classic recipes to accompany your al fresco dining

At Devour, Holmfirth, nestled in the heart of West Yorkshire, we're passionate about infusing Italian flair into every sip.

With the recent opening of our outdoor Riverside Garden Terrace, we’re excited for al fresco dining and drinking.

Start your summer with these classic recipes that underpin our favourite Italian Cocktails…

Aperol Spritz: the iconic aperitivo

The quintessential Aperol Spritz, a refreshing and bittersweet delight that captures the essence of Italian aperitivo culture. To craft this iconic drink, simply combine:

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts Prosecco
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • A splash of soda water
  • Garnish with an orange slice

Method:

  • Serve over ice in a wine glass, and you'll have a vibrant orange-hued cocktail that's perfect for any occasion.

Espresso Martini: a sophisticated blend

Indulge your senses with the luxurious Espresso Martini, a decadent concoction that marries the rich flavours of espresso with the smoothness of vodka and the sweetness of coffee liqueur. To create this classic, you'll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 parts vodka
  • 1 part coffee liqueur
  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso - we use La - de - da
  • A dash of simple syrup (optional)
  • Garnish with coffee beans

Method

  • Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass for a sophisticated sip that's sure to impress.

Bellini: a taste of Venetian elegance

Transport yourself to the enchanting canals of Venice with the exquisite Bellini, a timeless cocktail that celebrates the delicate flavours of ripe peaches and sparkling prosecco. For a bellini, you'll need:

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Prosecco
  • 1 part peach purée or peach schnapps

Method

Pour the peach purée into a champagne flute, then top with chilled Prosecco for a bubbly, peach-infused delight that's perfect for brunch or celebratory toasts.

Negroni: A bold and bitter Italian classic

Embrace the bold flavours of Italy with the timeless Negroni, a sophisticated cocktail that balances the bitter notes of Campari with the herbal complexity of vermouth and the boldness of gin. To concoct this iconic tipple, gather:

Ingredients

  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • Garnish with an orange twist

Method

  • Stir all ingredients with ice until well-chilled, then strain into a rocks glass over ice for a sophisticated sip that packs a punch.

Limoncello Martini: a burst of citrus sunshine

End your Italian cocktail odyssey on a refreshing note with the zesty Limoncello Martini, a blend of lemon liqueur, vodka, and a touch of sweetness. You'll need:

Ingredients

  • 2 parts vodka
  • 1 part limoncello
  • A splash of fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish with a lemon twist or a sugared rim

Method

Shake all ingredients with ice until well-chilled, then strain into a chilled martini glass for a bright and invigorating sip that captures the essence of Italian summer.

Enjoy cocktails at Devour at the Dyehouse

Ready to embark on a flavour-packed journey through the world of Italian cocktails?

Visit Devour in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, where we proud ourselves on our exquisite cocktails that pay homage to the rich traditions of Italian mixology.

Whether you're craving the timeless elegance of a Bellini or the boldness of a Negroni, our expert bartenders are here to elevate your cocktail experience to new heights.

Join us at Devour and let's raise a glass to the art of Italian cocktails.

View our cocktail menu here. 

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