The Art of the Italian Aperitivo Cocktail

May 18, 2022 104

A great cocktail is a work of art. With that ideal, ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto— the bergamot rosolio aperitivo brand founded by Italian bartender and drinks industry veteran Giuseppe Gallo—challenged bartenders worldwide to create an ultimate art-inspired aperitivo experience, using the Rosolio di Bergamotto as a key ingredient.

The eight U.S. finalists of the 2022 Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge rose to the occasion. With references spanning literature, architecture, music and the culinary arts, along with forms of visual art ranging from Van Gogh’s Starry Night to graffiti, the final suite of drinks encompasses a particularly varied and creative assortment of aperitivi.

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