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 soaring temperatures call for relaxation time with friends in the sunshine. This fruity cocktail with tropical tones is thirst-quenching and light without being too strong, making it perfect for lazy afternoons and daytime get-togethers. And it’s deliciously simple to whip up whenever you’re in the mood to indulge.



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

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum
1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

pineapple juice
0.5 Oz

15 Ml

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

This breezy drink is true to its word, by name and nature; an Italian Breeze Cocktail Recipe is low prep and easily one of the best cocktails for beginners. There’s nothing complicated here -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 out the tropical vibes with a splash of pineapple and cranberry juice.

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. And a paper umbrella won’t be out of place!

Best time to serve an Italian Breeze cocktail

An Italian Breeze cocktail is an ideal choice when you’re 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 Cocktail recipe in bulk? It’s perfect for a pitcher 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 flavor. There are a few rum variations available, differing by color in relation to its age. Young white rum is clear and light in color while a slightly wood-aged rum is amber colored. 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 flavor, made from apricot kernels and other notes.