Hands-on Italian Cocktail Lesson in Florence, Italy

 Love iconic Italian cocktails such as the Negroni and Martini? Ever been curious about what goes into craft cocktails? This lesson is an exclusive experience with the city’s premier bartenders to learn how to make craft versions of Italy’s most historic libations. These drinks are much more than a couple or few parts of this/that and pouring over ice- after our lesson you’ll appreciate what makes a perfect Florentine Negroni and discover your Italian martini style. Curious Appetite is the first to offer the opportunity to put you at the bar and master two (or more) of Italy’s most defining cocktails in under 2 hours! You’ll learn the tiny tricks and fine details like proper temperatures, ideal dilutions, the use of bar bitters, essential oils and garnishes which make a craft cocktail a balanced piece of work. The bartenders leading the experience will take the worry out of all the industry mumbo jumbo and breakdown the art of cocktail crafting in a fun environment. The class is intended for drinkers of all levels, and will provide skills suitable for home bartending. Included is a spread of traditional Italian bar snacks which pair intentionally with the drinks at hand.  After this lesson, you’ll feel confident to prepare award-worthy Italian cocktail & snack gatherings back home. All ingredients used will be of utmost quality and you’ll leave with a priceless experience and knowledge you’ll be able to apply for years to come.


  • Meet at a soulful craft cocktail lounge in the center of Florence but off the pedestrian path, closed just for your lesson

  • Guided lesson led by seasoned, award-winning Italian bartenders with impeccable English

  • Learn the secrets behind a craft cocktail and the detailed tricks you’ll be taught in a hands-on environment

  • Taste the difference between classic and small-batch independent produced bitters and vermouths and how to use them in balance for craft drinks

  • Understand not all gins are made equally and how to pair them correctly with select vermouths and bitters, essentially the art of flavor balancing!

  • Have fun and meet other drink enthusiasts- your guides take pride in imparting technical info but the atmosphere jovial & engaging so you don’t feel stuck in a dry class (no pun intended)

  • Imbibe in craft preparations and learn their centuries of history

  • Snack on traditional food pairings like artisanal cured meats, cheeses, taralli, crostini, etc

  • Leave with a deepened knowledge of Italy’s cocktail & alcohol repertoire with the confidence to replicate these drinks at home

  • Our 5 star personalized care!

Details: Start time: 4:00pm Days: MONDAYS ONLY Duration: 1.5 hours Max Group Size: 5 Inclusions: All drinks, hands-on lesson of a min. of 2 Italian craft cocktails plus an overview of craft cocktail techniques, recipes to take home, food pairings and personable, bilingual bartender instructor. Join-in Group Lesson Cost: $105 (equiv. to 90€eu) per person. Private Lesson Cost: Cost depends on group size and request. Please inquire. Not included: Travel insurance, transport, additional tastings and trip cancellation insurance.

This cocktail lesson in Florence can be incorporated into our Craft Cocktail and Aperitivo Tour! The cost would be a ticket of the lesson and tour. Possible discounts available for group sizes of 4 or more for a combo Aperitivo Tour + Cocktail Lesson

You will be able to taste your creations so be sure to have a substantial lunch before attending your lesson. Enjoy the personal attention of the bartenders leading the lesson, you'll leave with a deeper understanding of how to make craft Italian cocktails.


Please note: Min. of 3 people or 3 tickets purchased necessary to run the lesson. Contact us for further qs

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