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Cocktail of the Week: Afternoon in Italy

Have you ever traveled to Italy? Well, this cocktail will have you daydreaming about the boot-shaped country in no time! By balancing a traditional rosolio with delightful citrus flavors, this drink encapsulates the true taste of an Afternoon in Italy.


  • 1 oz. ITALICUS
  • 1 oz. citrus gin
  • 0.5 oz. Lillet
  • 1 oz. lemon juice


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Top with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with lemon.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.