Septimo Italian Market and Restaurant has things covered for you as they have recently launched seven signature cocktails on their menu. PICTURE: Septimo/Facebook
What better time to have a cocktail and toast to the holidays this summer? Septimo Italian Market and Restaurant has things covered for you as they have recently launched seven signature cocktails on their menu.
With some original twists on old favourites Septimo restaurant will now make special cocktails one for each day of the week, just to keep your day session favourable and memorable.
The seven cocktails are: 
Cassis Negroni
Campari, vermouth rosso, gin and cassis. 
Basil & Elderflower Gimlet
An infusion of fresh basil and elderflower cordial shaken with premium gin.
Uva Martini
Aperol shaken with grapefruit extract and served in a martini glass.
La Bela Vita
Campari rose extract, fresh lime and cranberry juice, served straight up in a chilled martini glass.
Fiori Bere
Premium gin, elderflower extract and grapefruit juice. Shaken and not stirred. 
Cento Anni
Campari, cherry extract and prosecco served in a martini glass.
Cucumber and Basil G&T
Premium gin shaken with cucumber extracts, lemon and fresh basil. Served tall and charged with tonic water.

These cocktails range in price from R65 to R75.

Commenting about the new signature cocktail menu, owner Paul Lycos said they have such a fabulous bar that they thought it was time to also have some fabulous bespoke drinks.

“You can imagine how many happy hours we spent taste testing these cocktails to come up with the right flavour and the right mix! But they're perfect as a pre-meal drink or if you're on your way to the movies or the theatre and want to have a quick drink before or after”, he said.


In addition to the new cocktail menu, Septimo has also added three special festive season menus for parties of eight people or more:
The La Famiglia menu which is hand-crafted appetiser boards as well as pastas and pizzas served family style. 
The pizzas - from the wood fire oven - have thin crusts and come with a variety of toppings, from Margarita with fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil to Prostitutto with pancetta, fig and wild rocket at a price of R290 per person;

The Nostalgia menu which is scrumptious family recipe dishes such as homemade ravioli with Napoli sauce, ricotta lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs in US-style for R345 per person and the Signature menu which is sustainable and organic selections from the signature menu, such as pan-seared sea bass, wood-fired whole baby chicken and a 350g, 45-day, dry-aged, grass-fed New York strip (sirloin) with a coffee and black pepper rub which is served with a jus and thrice-fried parmesan and black pepper chips for R390 per person.  

Septimo Italian Market & Restaurant is located at 31 Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton