Wine n’ About | Moscato cocktails
Moscato cocktails

The Moscato d’Asti is a sweet white wine made from the Moscato Bianco grape, and produced in the province of Asti, Piedmont Italy.

IMG_1431This wine is sweet, slightly fizzy and low in alcohol due to the winemaking process that includes an halt to the fermentation process, leaving part of the natural sugars n the wine. Thus it is considered a perfect dessert wine. It is a good pairing with fruit or hazelnut dessers, but it’s good as aperitif too, due to its low alcohol and sweetness.

Thanks to the wonderful cocktail bar and restaurant Vesper, and their expert Bar Manager, Colin Tait, we had some tips on how using the Moscato d’Asti from Famiglia Otto Destefanis for cocktails. (You can find this wonderful sweet wine in our Wine Shop.

Here there are the recipes for you!

The Piedmontese Cocktail

Named after the Piedmont region in Italy, where the Moscato d’Asti and Carpano Antica Formula are from.IMG_1365


50ml Moscato

20ml Antica Formula

1 Bar spoon Apricot Liquer


Shake all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker, and strain over a crushed ice filled julep mug.

The Colombo Cocktail

IMG_1397Named after Christopher Columbus without whom it would not be possible to make this cocktail that marries ingredients from Italy (Moscato), Spain (Tio Pepe Sherry) and Mexico (Blanco Tequila).


45ml Moscato

45ml Tio Pepe Sherry

5ml Cinnamon Syrup

15ml Blanco Tequila


Shake all ingredients in the cocktail shaker, and strain over ice filled rocks glass. Garnish the cocktail with cinnamon stick.

The Caterina Cocktail

IMG_1417Named after Caterina de’ Medici of the powerful Medici family of Florence who would later become Queen and Regent of France in the 16th century.

60ml Calvados

20ml Moscato

15ml Cointreau

1 Dash Bobs Chocolate bitters


Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with apple fan.

The Moscardini Cocktail

IMG_1439Named after Giovanni Moscardini, a Scottish footballer of Italian descent who played for the Italian National Football team as a striker between 1921–1925.


1 Strawberry

35ml Great King Street Compass Box Scotch Whisky

25ml Moscato

20ml Lemon Juice

10ml Simple Syrup

1 Dash Grapefruit Bitters


First, muddle the strawberry in the cocktail shaker, followed by all other ingredients into the shaker. Shake and double strain into a coupe. Garnish with half a strawberry.

Now try to get the best out of your Moscato!