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Tuscan Rosemary Lemon Drop

How to Prepare 5 Quick and Delicious Italian Dishes at Home

Frangelico Tuscan Mule

This an Italian version of the classic Moscow Mule. Made with Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, ginger beer and lemon and served over ice in a highball glass.


  • 1 ½ oz Frangelico Liqueur
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lemon wedge


Fill a highball glass with ice. Nearly fill with ginger beer and add the Frangelico. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy.

Aperol Spritzer

This is a most refreshing Italian cocktail made with Prosecco, Aperol and orange.


  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz soda water
  • orange slice, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a wine glass with ice. Stir and garnish with half an orange slice.

Tuscan Rosemary Lemon Drop

This refreshing and zesty cocktail is the perfect flavorful evening sipper.


  • 1 ½ oz Vodka
  • ½ oz Limoncello
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • rosemary sprig for garnish
  • 1 cube of sugar


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Measure in the vodka, limoncello, lemon juice and simple syrup. Cap and shake vigorously. Strain into a large martini glass. Add a cube of sugar and float a rosemary sprig in the drink for garnish.

The Americano Cocktail 

This Italian cocktail from Turin got its name from American travelers who preferred their aperitifs to be made with club soda.


  • 1 ½ oz Campari
  • 1 ½ oz sweet vermouth
  • club soda
  • orange twist for garnish


Pour the Campari and vermouth into a rocks or highball glass filled with ice. Add a splash of club soda and garnish with an orange twist.

Autumn Bellini

Prosecco marries with richly spiced mulled cider and a splash of fig vodka in this fall drink.


For the Mulled Cider Syrup (makes 1/2 cup)

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 tsp anise
  • 2 sticks cinnamon

For the Bellini

  • 2 ½ oz mulled cider syrup
  • 12 oz chilled prosecco
  • Vodka


Make the cider syrup: Bring apple cider to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until cider is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add spices and remove from heat, allow to cool and strain. Chill. For the cocktail: Combine syrup and vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into two champagne glasses; top with prosecco.