Pumpkin risotto and Americano Cocktail

by Karin Mosca
A Special Pairing: Pumpkin risotto and Americano Cocktail - Drinks&Co

Pumpkin is one of the most loved and versatile seasonal products. Today we suggest you the easy recipe of a pumpkin risotto, with a combination a little bit out of the rules!


  • 150 g of rice
  • 200 g of pumpkin
  • 1 onion
  • ½ litre of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 30 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper


Start by cleaning the pumpkin and cutting it into cubes. Melt the butter in a pot, then add the chopped onion. Once the onion is golden brown, add the pumpkin and the rice. Season with salt and pepper and add the white wine while continuing to stir.

Add the broth – preferably hot – whenever necessary, and never stop stirring. Be careful not to add all the broth at once!

Once the rice has reached the desired consistency, remove the risotto from the heat and mix it with the Parmesan cheese. Serve still hot with grated cheese on top.

Pairing recommendations

 TAGS:Ferrari Maximum Brut

Ferrari Maximum Brut

Ferrari Maximum Brut is one of the flagship products of the Ferrari winery. It is great to contrast the sweetness of the pumpkin.

 TAGS:Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Sorbara Premium Mention Honorable Vecchia Modena 2019

Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Sorbara Premium Mention Honorable Vecchia Modena 2019

Lambrusco is a wine that can be enjoyed throughout the meal, from aperitif to dessert. Try it with your pumpkin risotto if you would like to enhance its sweetness even more.

Pair your Pumpkin risotto with an Americano Cocktail, here the recipes  - Drinks&Co

Pair your risotto with an Americano Cocktail

Do you want to impress your guests with an unusual combination? Instead of a bottle of wine, serve a cocktail, the Americano. The bitter taste of the Americano, in fact, perfectly balances the sweetness of the pumpkin. Here is how to prepare it.


  • 3 cl of Bitter Campari
  • 3 cl of red Vermouth
  • Soda
  • Orange slice
  • Lemon peel


Fill a low tumbler glass with ice, then add the Bitter Campari and the red Vermouth. Fill with soda and add the orange slice (essential!). Decorate with lemon zest.

 TAGS:Mini Campari 4cl

Mini Campari 4cl

The Campari, or Bitter Campari, is a legendary aperitif, an emblem of Italian style in the world. The recipe is still Top Secret: some say it includes only twenty natural ingredients, and some say it includes at least eighty!

 TAGS:Martini Rosso 75cl

Martini Rosso 75cl

Born in 1863 in Pessione, near Turin, the Martini Rosso is the most iconic Vermouth of the company. Refreshing, balanced and intense, it is famous above all for its distinctive bitter flavour.

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