Bocce Ball

The Traditional Old Italian Bocce Ball

We say this is the traditional drink of old Italians. That isn’t the case everywhere. We just see old Italian guys drinking these simple cocktails while tossing a bocce ball into a sandy pit. A great summer sipping beverage intended to be enjoyed while with friends, or enemies.

bocce ball orange amarettoThe Bocce Ball cocktail is a citrus juice based highball. What makes this drink unique is the amaretto and soda. This drink is kind of like a Screwdriver but much tastier. Vodka and orange juice is an old standard, usually reserved for curing a hangover. Adding the spritz of soda water, and the touch of almond that comes with the addition of amaretto make this cocktail absolute magic.  Every bartender should know how to make a Bocce ball cocktail off the top of their head.  Its an easy drink to remember, and compliments any cocktail list. This could also make for a very inexpensive happy hour cocktail as well, if orange juice isn’t too expensive.


  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 0.5 oz amaretto
  • Orange Juice
  • splash of soda water
  • orange slice for garnish


  1. Pour the vodka, amaretto and orange juice into a glass filled with ice.
  2. Add a splash of soda water.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy.
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