Italian Breeze Cocktail Recipe

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Cocktail Type


Great for

Pool Party



Collins glasses with Italian Breeze cocktail with lime

The Italian Breeze Cocktail Recipe is an easy-sipping rum cocktail that’s ideal for summer parties when warm days call for relaxation time with friends in the sunshine. This fruity cocktail with tropical tones is thirst-quenching and light without being too strong for slow sunny days. Pull up a chair, put your feet up and let us tell you about it.



It’s perfect for a pitcher and requires minimal prep work – easy breezy, right?


This is an easy-sipping rum cocktail that’s light and ideal for summer parties


If you don’t have pineapple juice at hand, OJ will do just fine!



1 Person

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum
30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

pineapple juice
15 Ml

0.5 Oz

0.5 Parts

cranberry juice
a wedge of pineapple to garnish, optional



Tip all your ingredients into a shaker (or mason jar)


Add a good handful of ice, close and shake until well chilled


Strain and pour into your cocktail glass and serve with a wedge of pineapple garnish, if you like. Enjoy!

How to make an Italian Breeze cocktail recipe?

This breezy drink is true to its word, by name and nature; an Italian Breeze Cocktail Recipe is low prep for lazy afternoons and easily one of the best cocktails for beginners. There is nothing complicated here – even the ingredients are simple and easy to come by. This cocktail base is an equal mix of two spirits, rum ( try Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum) and amaretto, and brings the tropical vibes with a splash of pineapple and cranberry juice. A paper umbrella won’t be out of place here!

Try our simple Breeze cocktail recipe — it’s a matter of shaking up all the ingredients in your mason jar with a good measure of ice for a few minutes to chill thoroughly. Choose a cocktail glass or a tumbler and strain before serving. Add more ice if you like it extra chilled.

Best time to serve an Italian Breeze cocktail

An Italian Breeze cocktail calls for warm summer days with its refreshing mix of luscious pineapple juice, tart cranberry and rum. It is an ideal choice when you are on the hunt for Easy Summer Cocktails or drinks to serve at your Outdoor Cocktail Party. For easy party planning why not mix up this Italian Breeze in bulk? It’s perfect to serve in a jug and requires minimal prep work – easy breezy, right?

How strong is the Italian Breeze cocktail?

This Italian Breeze Cocktail is not as strong as you’d imagine, weighing in at around 20% ABV, which is marginally higher than a glass of wine at about 15%.

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Our classic Italian Breeze Cocktail Recipe uses two spirits: rum and amaretto. Rum is a distilled spirit made from sugar with a toasted and sweet flavour. There are a few rum variations available, differing by colour in relation to its age. Young white rum is clear and light in colour while a slightly wood-aged rum is amber-coloured. A rum that’s been aged at length is barrels has a deep caramel hue, namely dark rum. Although the aged ones are truly delicious, a perfect rum for this breeze cocktail is a white rum with a subtle taste that blends well with the other cocktail ingredients. The second spirit, Amaretto, is a gorgeous Italian liqueur with a fragrant almond flavour, made from apricot kernels and other notes.