If you wish to learn how to drink like an Italian, you must know first the popular beverages. Also, determine when is the best time to drink them. Italy is composed of diverse tradition and culture, and the drinks below are part of it. You cannot dine and go to Italy without learning the culture of Aperitivo. Here are some of the Italian drinks that you must try right away:
The Aperol Spritz in an Italian restaurant is a red drink which came from Venice. It has a bitter kick which brings refreshment, especially during summer. It is made of Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and orange slice. Surely, the Aperol Spritz can quench your thirst during the hot season.
The ‘digestivo’ does not only pertain to one drink but to set of drinks at best cocktail bars Canberra. It is served after meals to help the stomach digest the food. This tradition started back to the Middle Ages. During that time, people believed that alcohol has medicinal properties especially if it’s mixed with herbs and sugar. Today, you cannot claim that you have a full Italian meal without you have the Digestivo. Some of the popular drinks include the Sambuca, Cynar, Amaro, Grappa, and Limoncello.
Italian coffees are one of the best coffees around the world. The product is cheaper and the experience of having a cup of coffee is different from your local Starbucks. Some of the best Italian coffees are the Cappuccino, Macchiato, Marocchino, Latte, Al Ginseng, D’orzo, and the Shakerato. Surely, every coffee lover will love to try a cup of an Italian coffee at their favorite restaurant now.
The wines from Italy are the best type of wines in the world. For example, if you wish to try a sparkling wine, then you can try the Prosecco. This is crispy, light, and bubbly. You can drink the Prosecco before dinner or when you are deciding what to have on your menu.
One of the best ways to end a sumptuous meal is by drinking the Limoncello. It is from Capri but it is now popular all over the world. It is best when it is served extremely chilled. Traditionally, the drink requires around 80 days of fermentation. This drink is made of organic lemons, a bottle of vodka, pure grain alcohol, sugar, and water.
The Sangria is an alcoholic Italian beverage. It is a punch which consists of red wine, slices of fruits, brandy, or orange juice.The term was coined in the 18th century. The term is from the Spanish word ‘sangre’ which means blood. Such is the term given because of its red color just like the blood.