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Amari, aperitivi and other Italian-made wines and spirits have already conquered the cocktail bar—now, they’re dressing up holiday cocktails with a particularly festive touch. Whether you’re looking to add a bright bite of bitterness to a cocktail, or hoping to translate a traditional Italian dessert into cocktail form, we’ve got an assortment of recipes from bartenders around the country that are sure to do the trick.

Brass Elephant Nocino steps in for sweet vermouth in this inspired riff.

Driftwood Spritz A holiday spritz with an Italian twist. 

Italiana Cocktail An extra-rich take on the classic.

Pera’dise Cocktail Gin, pear and grappa make for a delicious trio of flavors.

Tiramisu Cocktail A favorite dessert transformed into a holiday cocktail.

VOV from Bar Pisellino Cognac, espresso and a boozy Italian custard make this cocktail extra decadent. 

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