You’re out for a special night with friends or family… shouldn’t your drinks be special too? At North Italia, you can order from the already creative cocktail menu, or you can ask your server about something even more creative: the “North Secret Cocktail.” The North Secret Cocktail is a super-extra-special creation that’s kind of like an exclusive secret between you and the bartender – and it changes every week.
What we love about the North Secret Cocktail is it almost always features some fresh, seasonal ingredient -and there’s always a fun twist. Past North Secret Cocktails have included:
Giaco’s Italian Shandy: A traditional Italian bitter Campari is matched with soft and sweet Solerno, a blood orange liqueur from Sicily, complemented with an ice-cold Peroni.
Little Hot, Little Dirty Martini. A modern martini with vodka, lime juice, Calabrian chile paste, and Castelvetrano olive juice.
Nero’s Fiddle & Glass: A unique and fiery twist on a New York Sour, featuring Irish whiskey and a float of soft red wine.
Dolce & Piccante: A tart and tangy martini infused with tinkerbell pepper, grapefruit and lemon juice.
We had a chance to meet up with some friends at North Italia recently, and it turns out that the North Secret Cocktail is so secret that the server didn’t even know what it was. But he returned after a chat with the bartender and happily gave us several choices including a Greyhound with grapefruit and oregano, a plum martini, and a martini with piquillo pepper.
We all got a chuckle out of ordering something so special the waiter wasn’t even quite sure what it was, and the cocktails were the perfect start to a great evening with friends.
Looking for a North Italia near you? There are locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, and Texas.
Blogger disclosure: North Italia offered our group complementary food and beverages for the evening. I did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.