Italian Summer Sparkler Cocktail

Serve this crowd-pleasing Italian take on sangria at all your summer parties
Italian Summer Sparkler Cocktail

Amanda Picotte

Make this cocktail in big batches and serve over ice on a hot summer’s day.

This recipe is courtesy of Damiano Coren of The Café Standard, NYC.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces amaro, such as Amaro Lucano
  • 2 Ounces dry red wine
  • 2 dashes bitters, such as Angostura bitters
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Splash of ginger beer


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.

Strain into a tumbler filled with ice.

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Italian Cooking Tip

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