Get your liquid fix of Italy this spring at NoRTH Italia, a modern Italian restaurant serving up unique cocktails this spring. With tempting names like Sicilian Margarita and delicious ingredients like raspberry limoncello, it’s no surprise that these beverages will be as inviting as that big bowl of pasta you’re bound to order. Visit your nearest NoRTH to try them all, or hit the store to stock up on all the ingredients so you can make endless cocktails from the comfort of your own trattoria.
Cosmoitalian: A refreshing blend of Belvedere Vodka, Aperol liquer, cranberry juice and fresh strawberries. ($11)
- 1 diced strawberry
- .75 oz. lime
- .5 oz. simple syrup
- .5 oz. cranberry juice
- .5 oz. aperol
- 2 oz. Belvedere
Directions: Shake all ingredients in ice shaker and double strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with sliced strawberry.
Sicilian Margarita: Made with Gran Centenario Añejo, Solerno Blood Orange and lime. ($10)
- .75 oz. lime juice
- .25 oz. lemon juice
- .75 oz. simple syrup
- .75 oz. Solerno Blood Orange
- 1.5 oz. Gran Centerario Añejo
- .5 oz. sangria (splash)
Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake hard. Pour into glass and garnish with half orange wheel.
Amaro D’Amici: Buffalo Trace bourbon, Ferne-Branca, clover honey and a trio of bitters. ($12)
- 1 oz. Buffalo Trace bourbon
- .75 oz. clover honey
- .75 oz. lemon juice
- .5 oz. Fernet-Branca
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
Directions: Shake honey, lemon juice and Fernet-Branca with ice. Add orange bitters and Angostura and serve.
Dimmi Bravo: A delicious concoction of fresh raspberries, Dimmi Liquor and raspberry limoncello. ($11)
- 2 lemon zests
- 1.5 oz. Dimmi liquor
- 2 raspberries
- .75 oz. raspberry limoncello (recipe below)
Directions: Build in glass. Add lemon zest and Dimmi. Add half ice and give a quick stir. Add remaining ingredients and add more ice and give a quick stir, then top with cold tonic water.
- 180 g raspberries
- 2 btl Caravella Limoncello
Directions: In a large empty container, muddle the raspberries. Add one bottle of Caravella and whisk. Add second bottle of Caravela and whisk again. Wait 24 hours then strain/skin out seeds.
For more information, visit: northitaliarestaurant.com