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Aperitif recipes

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Mix up some delicious pre-dinner drinks with our aperitif recipes. These classic cocktails are sure to whet your appetite.

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  • Aperitivo spritz served in a wine glass

    Aperitivo spritz

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Love pre-dinner cocktails? Serve the perfect aperitif by blending Aperol or Campari with sparkling water and a generous amount of your favourite champagne

  • Saké aperitif served in a glass

    Saké aperitif

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Mix saké with sherry, madeira, elderflower and maple syrups to make this aperitif cocktail. Garnish with a piece of grapefruit zest for the ultimate finish

  • A bottle of red vermouth and two glasses of spritz on a tray

    Perfect spritz

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    Try this spritz for a party. It's sure to impress with a hint of lavender putting a lightly floral twist on a Perfect (sweet vermouth, dry vermouth and gin)

  • Gino's spicy aperitivo

    Gino's spicy aperitivo

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    A spicy cocktail to get your party started - you can buy the grappa at most off-licences

  • Gimlet served in two cocktail glasses

    Gimlet

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Gin lovers rejoice: learn how to master a perfect gimlet and make your own lime syrup as part of it. Garnish with edible flowers for a final flourish

  • Marini in glass with lemon peel

    Martini

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive

  • Classic negroni served in a tumbler glass

    Classic negroni

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    To make the perfect classic negroni cocktail all you need is balance: use equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, and choose the best products you have in reach

  • Cucumber martinis

    Cucumber martinis

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Need a sophisticated cocktail for entertaining? Cucumbers are used to garnish instead of olives in this refreshing twist on the classic martini

  • Cocktail in glass with orange

    Aperol spritz

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

  • Campari & soda

    Campari & soda

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    This Italian grapefruit liqueur is bitter on first sip, but with orange slices and plenty of ice there isn't a refresher like it

  • Martini with lemon peel in glass

    Vodka martini

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make an easy vodka martini with our simple recipe for an elegant party tipple. Serve your cool cocktail with an olive or a twist of lemon peel

  • Sherry negroni served in a tumbler glass

    Sherry negroni

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Add sherry to negroni instead of traditional gin to introduce a softness to this classic cocktail. It's a perfect aperitif cocktail or can be drank anytime

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