One step away from the day that officially seals the beginning of summer, thanks to the sun, the temperatures and above all the longer days, you can already feel summer vibes. The Italian ritual par excellence, the aperitif, also returns with them, this time in the open air and to the rhythm of music.
Italians do it better, summer aperitifs in Milan
It is no secret that happy hour is the favourite moment for Italians. And that Milan likes to go big, too.
So, here are some ideas to end the day (or start the night) in the best possible way to the rhythm of music, mixology and good food.
Terrazza Gallia, Lipstick Nights start – Centrale
Girls just wanna have fun and Terrazza Gallia, one of Milan’s most exclusive rooftops, knows it well. Here, from 8 June, three DJ girls will alternate in magical appointments.
During the Lipstick Nights, at Terrazza Gallia you will be able to taste the three signature cocktails, needless to say, with strictly pink notes.
First up is ‘Gin & Lipstick’, based on Ki No Bi Gin, Lillet Rose, St. Germain, Rose Liq., Lemon Juice, Egg White. This is followed by ‘I Feel Reckless Tonight’ with Casamigos Blanco, Lime, Pink Grapefruit, Soda, Agave. Finally ‘Glamorous‘, with Tanqueray Zero, Lime, Pink Grapefruit, Soda, Agave.
Three new cocktails will enrich the new drink list signed by assistant bar manager Andrea Griggion. All of them in perfect combination with the food proposal of chefs Antonio and Vincenzo Lebano.
The next date? Thursday 22 June, in the consolle Dj Mari Ka, ready to leave her mark just like a great lipstick. (more dates available in July!)
Staying on the theme of tasty sandwiches and good music, on Thursday 29 June, starting at 6.30 p.m., the 142 Restaurant team will welcome its guests with a special aperitif.
The night will be enlivened by the music of DJ Lo Zelmo. “Guests’ favourites will, of course, be the legendary buns: Polpo al Cuore, Bun Bun Polpetta and Veggy Bun, by Sandra Ciciriello.
Paired with the food on offer there will be the unfailing carta liquidadel locale and an unusual cocktail with festive and colourful notes dedicated to Pride Month. “Sentiti Liber* based on vodka, grenadine, lime, egg white and blue curaçao .
Friday 30 June from 8.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.mVenerdì “Spica Live Music” will feature Cosimo and the Hot Coals. The five-piece Italian jazz band offers a repertoire ranging from the New Orleans tradition and Hot Jazz to the Swing of the 1920s and 1930s.
Founder and frontman of the band, since 2017, is Cosimo Pignataro . A multifaceted artist, he has won awards at several national and international festivals and is internationally known and appreciated. The secret? Charisma and compositions that become real hits. Jazz 20s.
PIBÄ, mixology and Argentinian street food to the sound of jazz – Cinque Giornate
PIBA, the renowned club with an Argentinian soul in Milan, is located in the beautiful Piazza Santa Maria del Suffragio (V Giornate area). For the next few Thursdays it is ready to delight Milanese people, but not only, for its 4th consecutive summer, on the wave of beer, pinchos and jazz music.
Every Thursday from 7 p.m. onwards, in fact, there will be plenty of good music and dishes with transatlantic flavours.
Prepare to get your hands dirty because PIBA’s birrero aperitif has to be eaten without cutlery!
Creative aperitifs and dinners: more events in June
There are two eternal things that can connect and unite people: music and passions. Whether it be for good drink, music, astrology or anything else that makes us experience better. We tell you about them below, in 5 unmissable Milanese stops.
Pane&Trita &…live music in Milan (Porta Romana)
Much more than a hamburgeria, much more than an appetising choice of buns and gourmet fillings: Pane&Trita in Porta Romana plays live music, all Instagrammable, like its dishes, every Thursday from 8pm.
The appointment is called “Lasciatemi cantare ” and, here, the singer Tommaso Partesana will accompany the dinner, challenging anyone to get up from the table and sing his favourite song.
About the singer
It was the year 2019 and the artist, some will remember, won the hearts and ears of thousands of viewers in his small-screen debut on The Voice Italy.
So, beer and microphone in hand, the Milanesebusker awaits you in Milan, Via L. Muratori 27.
Bioesserì – Brera. How does astrology in a glass sound?
The superlative staff at Bioesserì, in Brera, recently created a signature cocktail menu inspired by the characteristics of the planets.
The 9 appealing drink proposals are based on classic recipes and a taste to be explored in all its nuances. Each drink is proposed through many outfits and games of different textures and structures, offering never banal flavours in pairing with some proposals conceived by Federico Della Vecchia, Executive Chef of Bioesserì.
Here then are new (astrological!) cocktail combinations to make the Italian aperitivo an even more tasty and inviting appointment.
Some examples? The Marsberry, a twist on Aviation where gin gives way to vodka and Maraschino gives way to pure strawberry syrup. Or the Jupiter Plane, a tribute to Jupiter and a bold reinterpretation of a classic par excellence, the Paper Plane.
Drink & foodpairings:
Uranus Smash is recommended in combination with one of Bioesserì’s signature dishes such as Spaghetto ai tre pomodori or Pizza margherita with bufala D.O.P. a crudo, to bring Italian tradition to the table.
Neptune75 is offered with Salmon fillet cream of courgette and sautéed agretti or with Breaded and fried asparagus served with béarnaise sauce.
Saturn Punch goes perfectly with Eggplant Parmigiana
Jupiter Plane with Veal Bon Bon Bon Milanese style
Finally, the Plutonian Daiquiri in tandem with Beef Tartare with mustard seeds, chives, brown-bottom mayonnaise and crispy peas.
Locale Beauty – 0Km Beauty Night (Arco della Pace)
🗓 Wednesday 28 June at Locale is a night dedicated to beautyat 0 Km. From 7 p.m., in fact, the beauty experts of Milanesi Skincare, a cosmetics company based in Milan, will dispense precious advice on day-by-day skin care and effective, natural and safe products.
To enrich the night’s self-confident purpose, a rich aperitif made, according to the restaurant’s philosophy, with raw materials from small local producers.
De Santis, not just sandwiches but also gourmet aperitifs
If you are looking for a unique taste experience in Milan, then you must try the aperitivo by De Santis . Not just a simple paninoteca, the venue in Corso Magenta, 9 confirms its excellence through a mix of the right ingredients and impeccable service. Moreover, the elegant but relaxed atmosphere makes everybody feel they are in the right place at the right time!
Throughout the summer, a selection of gourmet sandwiches in tartina version will be waiting for you. They go well with a choice of classic drinks, from the Negroni to the Gin tonic, and new ones such as the Spritzantis, prepared with sparkling wine, Farmily bitter liqueur and citron liqueur.
At Enterprise Hotel right on Corso Sempione, the finger food aperitif in name and in fact we find is a real pre-dinner to wet the palate, the Aperi.Fi
Every Thursday in June at the Enterprise Hotelyou will find food by chef Francesco Martorello and thirst-quenching drinks by Enrico Zucchelli, a young bartender from Enterprise.
Enrico has in fact created a series of cocktails that combine Italian excellences, such as Vermut Martini Rubino or Apollo 11, with ingredients with bitter and dry flavours such as London Dry Gin, bitter and vodka.
Accompanying the bartender’s drink list are the gourmet proposals of chef Francesco Martorello who, for the occasion, has devised three lines of tasty finger food inspired by the flavours and typical dishes of Milan, such as samples of mondeghili, breaded milanesine, riso al salto and vitello tonnato, and then finger food with hints of the Orient!
Info and address
Hours and price
📍 Corso Sempione, 91, 20149 Milano MI
Every Thursday until 29 June from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.