The Italicus Spritz

Italicus Spritz

  • 60 ml ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto
  • 60 ml Prosecco (or Champagne)
  • 30 ml soda
  1. Build over ice cubes in a large wine glass.
  2. Garnish with three green olives.
  3. A lemon twist is optional.

Championing the humble bergamot fruit, Italicus is produced at a family-owned distillery established in 1906 in Moncalieri, Torino. Bergamot from the UNESCO-protected area in the Calabrian region and cedro from Sicilia are infused in cold water to release their essential oils, in a time honoured process called Sfumatura, before being blended with Italian neutral grain spirit.

A delicate combination of Roman chamomile from Lazio, lavender, gentian, yellow roses and melissa balm from Northern Italy are then macerated together for several days before being married with the bergamot and cedro essential oils to create the final liquid.