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Fall into Italy Cocktail

Celebrate fall in the most deliciously Italian way with this bitter-sweet cocktail

“Amari is becoming a staple in today’s cocktail bars, the inspiration behind this cocktails came from the sweet and bitter elements that pair perfectly with fall tastes, like pears and apples,” says bartender Sofia Present.

Toast to Italy with this bitter-based, rum-spiked cocktail, perfect for sipping on the cooler autumn days.

This recipe is courtesy of Sofia Present.


  • 3/4 Ounces Averna
  • 3/4 Ounces cognac
  • 3/4 Ounces rum, preferably Appleton
  • 3/4 Ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 Ounces simple syrup
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Orange slice, to garnish


Combine Averna, cognac, rum, lemon juice, simple syrup, and chocolate bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake briefly to combine. Strain into a chilled glass. Add crushed ice on top. Garnish with an orange slice, and serve with a straw.