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Saluti! Enjoy Cocktail Hour With Supermarket Italy

Whether enjoying an aperitivo in Italy or an after work Happy Hour in the USA, cocktails have become a social ritual around the world. To create delicious cocktail recipes such as Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, and mojitos at home, Supermarket Italy offers a range of cocktail syrups, bitters, and cherries.

The Bitter Truth

Despite the harsh sounding name, bitters are a magical ingredient made with aromatics such as orange peel and dried oak. However, not all bitters are the same, and there are several different categories. Perhaps most recognizable to Americans, cocktail bitters are intensely flavored liquids that can elevate a simple glass of prosecco, add aroma and depth to Old Fashioned and Manhattan cocktails, or can even be mixed with sparkling water to battle a hangover. Cocktail bitters can be found in a dazzling array of varieties, from black walnut to spiced cherry to the original bourbon of Woodford Reserve. In addition to cocktail bitters, Digestive Italian Bitters such as Campari and Aperol are enjoyed with ice or neat preceding or following a meal. Finally, Nonalcoholic Italian Bitters are a booze-free alternative that is becoming an increasingly trendy aperitivo. Popular versions include the spicy, fruit-scented Stappj Red Bitter and Aperol-like Sanbitter Dry. You can drink them solo, or add them to your favorite whiskey cocktails.

How can I use cocktail syrups?

Looking for a unique cocktail idea for your next party? Take a page out of Italy’s book and add some pizzazz to your spirits with Italian cocktail syrups. Make a delicious Old Fashioned with Toschi Amarena Black Cherry or a mojito with Toschi Mint Syrup. Though these syrups are perhaps best known for being a tasty finishing touch to alcoholic beverages, they can also be used in sodas, milkshakes, or as a topping for yogurt and ice cream. Top off dessert with cocktail syrup and famous Amarena cherries.