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Cocktail Recipe: GIOSTRA D'ALCOL With Cedrata Tassoni

GIOSTRA D'ALCOL – Origin: Turin
 (Alcoholic Merry-go-round).

Impress at your next cocktail party with this essential Italian Apertivo drink. It is a balanced drink with a great bouquet and to this day it is the only cocktail in the world featuring Barbera d’Asti.

This mixed-drink was invented by the futurist painter Enrico Prampolini. This poly-drink was officially presented at the Paris Colonial Exhibition in 1931, under the name of “Carousel d’Alcool”.

The drink is a shuffled version of the spritz, made with Campari, Barbera d’Asti wine and cedrata, A more modern rendition has been made, which is sweetened with a touch of honey syrup, forgoes the classic cheese and chocolate garnishes in favor of a simple orange slice.The dark ruby-red, the zesty flavour of Cedrata Tassoni, the bitterness of Campari and the distinctive taste of Barbera d’Asti blend perfectly together. 


cedrata tassoni cocktail


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 2 ounces red wine, preferably Barbera d'Asti
  • 1/4 ounce honey syrup
  • 1 ounce  Cedrata Tassoni

Garnish: orange slice


  1. Combine the first three ingredients in an Old-Fashioned glass over ice.
  2. Stir, top with soda and garnish with an orange slice.


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