Celebrate Ferragosto With Refreshing Italian Cocktails

August 15th is Ferragosto and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate this Italian holiday than with some refreshing Italian cocktails.

Ferragosto is a big national celebration that marks the height of the Italian summer, and includes concerts, outdoor festivals and many feasts with friends and family before they head away on vacation. 

These cocktails will make you feel like you have been transported to Italy to partake in the Ferragosto celebrations this year!

Download both the Italian Spirits and the Italian Spirits Recipe Booklets below the cocktail slideshow at bottom of post.

Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated on 15 August in all of Italy. It originates from Feriae Augusti, the festival of emperor Augustus, who made the 1st of August a day of rest after weeks of hard work on the agricultural sector. 


Strega Daiquiri


  • .5 ounce Liquore Strega 
  • 1.5 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ⅔ ounce brown sugar


Shake, strain, pour over ice

Paloma Bianco


  • 1 ounce Tequila Blanco 
  • 2/3 ounce Luxardo Bitter Bianco 
  • 2/3 ounce Fresh pink grapefruit juice 
  • 1/3 ounce Fresh lime juice 
  • ¼ ounce Luxardo Maraschino Originale 


Shake, strain, pour over ice

Nicola Scattola’s Amaro and Stormy


  • 45 ml. Amaro Nardini
  • 100 ml. Ginger beer
  • 15 ml. Lime juice 
  • 1 fresh mint sprig 


Build in a tall tumbler and mix gently. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Amber Martini


  • 2 cl whitehouse bitter wine
  • 4 cl London Dry Gin 


Stir and strain cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel 

Content provided by
Italian Trade Agency’s Italian Spirits Promotion Project

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