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...

Like all major European capitals, Rome’s touristy neighborhoods are hard to avoid or, sometimes, resist. After a journey of missed connections, jumbled travel directions and mangled language if you’re not an Italian speaker, it’s tempting to fall into a neighborhood like Trastevere, where English is widely spoken and familiar menu items can entice...

Ferrari Trento will be the Official Toast of Formula 1® until the end of the 2025 season. The achievements from this partnership for both parties have led to an extension from three to five years, just a year and a half after the Italian winery was announced as Formula 1®’s celebratory drink partner.  Alongside providing the podium bubbles at every...

Can't make it to the Amalfi Coast this summer? Plan your trip to Eataly Downtown and take a taste of L’Estate Italiana with botanical Gin & Tonic cocktails from Malfy Gin, summer bites, and so much more... This summer, escape to the Amalfi Coast at our Malfy Giardino pop-up at La Pizza & La Pasta. Inspired by the celebrated southwestern coast of It...

On Tuesday, June 21 from 1-3PM, Scott Rosenbaum - spirits strategist and Grappa expert - brings the 2022 edition of Hello Grappa to Eataly Flatiron (La Scuola di Eataly, entrance on 23rd Street) along with eleven leading artisan Grappa producers for New Yorkers to learn and enjoy. The event will satisfy taste buds and feed curiosity. RSVP here. Her...

Italian-style distillery Don Ciccio & Figli is launching a new collection of limited edition spirits, and its first release—a shimmery purple liqueur called Tutti Frutti—will honor Pride Month in June. Don Ciccio owner Francesco Amodeo says he’s been planning the collection, which he’s calling Eklectika, for about two years. It’s a new direction fo...

Objectively, it may seem a little odd that a 200-year-old scarlet Italian liqueur that’s more bitter than sweet would become a staple in mainstream America. And yet, Campari, the best-known of the aperitivo bitters or “red bitters” category, has become a must-have among bartenders, with savvy marketing a through line to the brand’s success. Some ha...

Altamura Distilleries, a new company making spirits from the famous Altamura Wheat, was awarded a Silver Medal for its vodka at the SIP Awards, an annual spirits tasting competition based in the United States. "Using the famous Altamura wheat, we wanted the vodka to have character from the wheat, so we distilled it just three times, rather than six...