Italian Job Cocktail Recipe

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PREP TIME 5 min

Cocktail Type

Vodka

Great for

Dinner Party

Difficulty

Easy

An Italian Job Cocktail with orange bitters

Italy is a nation that’s bursting with passion and this Italian Job Cocktail recipe is a surefire way to enjoy a taste of la dolce vita -— the sweet lifeat home. The star ingredient is Italy’s famous red bitter drink, Campari, with a stellar support cast of vodka, and vermouth, creating a blockbuster you’ll love! Shaken with sharp grapefruit juice, it’s definitely a drink for those who adore sweet and sour combinations.

QUICK TIPS

01

For the extra chill factor, keep your vodka in the freezer

02

Pop your glass in the freezer for a few hours for a polar effect

03

For a sparkly sweet rim, rub the glass in juice and dip it in grainy sugar with finely grated grapefruit zest

INGREDIENTS

MAKE FOR

1 Person

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

Campari
30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
1.5
teaspoons grapefruit juice
to garnish, a twist of grapefruit peel
ice

INSTRUCTIONS

01

Fill a shaker (or mason jar) with ice and add all the ingredients

02

Shake briefly until cold and strain over ice into a highball or Tom Collins glass

03

Garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel

Tips and tricks to make the best Italian Job cocktail recipe

The Italian Job cocktail recipe is delicious as it is but you can play around with the flavours according to your taste to make your best serve. If you prefer it a bit sweeter or a little more bitter, find your perfect balance with our tips:

  • If it’s too tart for your liking, add a dash of simple syrup or a little sugar into the juice, stirring it to dissolve
  • Pop your glass in the freezer for a few hours for a polar effect
  • For the extra chill factor, keep your vodka in the freezer
  • For an extra fancy garnish, cut a rectangular strip of grapefruit peel, make a slit in the middle, pulling one edge through the slit to make a ribbon

The Italian Job cocktail recipe variations

  • For a sparkly sweet rim, rub the edge of the glass with grapefruit juice and dip it in some grainy sugar mixed with finely grated grapefruit zest
  • In winter when blood oranges are in season, swap the grapefruit juice for a squeeze of blood orange juice
  • For a drier more tart or crisp drink, pour it with Cinzano 1757 Extra Dry instead
  • To sweeten your sip, add a tablespoon of simple syrup
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