How to Make Mani Osteria and Bar’s Dolce Vita Cocktail

A refreshing cocktail courtesy of one of Ann Arbor’s Italian hotspots
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Mani Osteria and Bar’s Dolce Vita cocktail

Ann Arbor Italian spot Mani Osteria and Bar is sharing the recipe for its Dolce Vita cocktail. The refreshing beverage is made with gin, blackberry-ginger syrup, and prosecco. Learn how to craft it at home using the instructions below.

How to Make Mani Osteria and Bar’s Dolce Vita 


3/4 oz. Prairie Organic Gin

3/4 oz. Blackberry/Ginger Syrup*

3/4 oz. limoncello 

3/4 oz. lemon juice

3/4 oz. Prosecco 

Lemon twist (for garnish)

Blackberry/Ginger Syrup*

2 3/4 oz. white wine

8 oz. blackberries

1/2 in. ginger root, peeled and chopped

16 Tbsp. allspice

1/3 Tbsp. black peppercorn

21 1/2 oz. sugar

18 3/4 oz. water 

*Muddle blackberries in a large pot. Add ginger and all other ingredients. Whisk and bring to a boil. Cook on low heat for 20 minutes. Let cool then fine-strain. 


Add all ingredients apart from Prosecco into a shaker with ice and stir. Strain into a flute and top off with Prosecco. Squeeze lemon peel over flute to express oils.

Mani Osteria and Bar, 341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-769-6700;