Ask any cocktail bartender what fernet is, and they'll likely begin telling you about Fernet-Branca: the most iconic fernet on the market that is typically taken as a shot by bar industry professionals. If you ever see a dark brown liquid slide across the bar in a shot glass and get a whiff of mint, it's likely fernet. What Is Fernet?Despite Branca...

Negroni Week has arrived, amici! From September 12-18, 2022, Eataly Silicon Valley will be a mecca for lovers of the classic Italian cocktail as we participate once again in the annual campaign, which raises money for charitable organizations in the most delicious way.  Join the cause at Eataly with Negroni cocktails in our restaurants and more. Th...

Among the many institutions that have sprung up on Italian soil over the millennia — the Roman Senate, the Vatican, Eataly — none are closer to my heart than the Italian hotel bar. If you’ve leafed through early Hemingway stories, loitered about the Accidentally Wes Anderson account on Instagram or visited such an establishment yourself, you’ll kno...

There’s something about Italy. The architecture, the beaches, the history, the language, the food, and the drinks. Everything in Italy has more flavor, more color, and more intensity, while at the same time, life is laid back and easy-going. Italian people, the landscape, and the produce are so distinctive — it’s like nowhere else on earth. Each ar...

Grappa is a brandy distilled from the fermented residue of grapes after they have been pressed in winemaking that can only be produced in Italy. Its name, in fact, derives from the medieval Latin "grappolus" which indicates the bunches of grapes. Distillation is a very ancient practice, preceding the birth of Christ, at the basis of medical prepara...

The retro Italian charm might be slightly contrived, but the atmosphere of la dolce vita is wholly genuine at Capri Club, a picturesque new bar in Eagle Rock housed in what was once a neighborhood red-sauce joint named the Capri. Already packed nightly with casually well-dressed patrons sipping away on aperol spritzes, frozen negronis and all the m...

The Italian-style aperitif – a sort of ritual born from the world of bars, and squares, and experienced during various moments of the day – has now become one of the symbols of Italian sophistication and style, recognized and envied even abroad and by tourists. This is what emerges from a study promoted by Sanbittèr – the brand of Sanpellegrino as...

Each summer, there seems to be a new "it cocktail." Last year saw the return of the 80s with the espresso martini. This year, the "Dirty Shirley," a vodka-spiked Shirley Temple, is a hot contender for the drink of the season. But my go-to is always the Italian Aperol spritz.  The 3-2-1 mix of Aperol, Prosecco and soda is the perfect combination of...

It takes a moment to place the scent. I close my eyes and am first transported to a Christmas tree farm, the bracing wintry air laced with pine—but that is not quite it. The aroma is somewhat fruity and slightly peppery. A moment more and my memory takes me to a barstool with a glass in hand, which is when I recognize it: gin. But in that instant,...

As a partner of the Italian Trade Commission, Eataly at Park MGM Las Vegas is about as close as one can get to the boot-shaped cultural destination while in Las Vegas. The Italian marketplace hosts L’Estate Italiana: Summer Wine and Cocktail Festa, on July 16. The celebratory event features unlimited tastings of Italian cocktails and wines along wi...