A drink in the Terrace Bar is a real journey of exploration on the island and in the Signum. An experience to touch all the senses. The view overlooking the gulf of Malfa, the sea reflecting the colours of the sunset, the moon above Monte Fosse delle Felci, reflected in the silent waters of the bay. The perfumes of the Signum garden, and the caper flowers opening up in the evening breeze. The distant sounds of Salina's unspoilt nature create a charming, fascinating atmosphere, and the eruption of Stromboli delight the spectators.

The Bar's drinks list offers the great classics and an original miscellany. Drinks are served in unique style, both aesthetic and sensory. There are thirteen signature cocktails, alongside the classics, the Pre-Prohibition Cocktails, the Negroni, Martini and Margarita series. Not to mention a good selection of Mezcal, Gin, Genever and Vodka. As well as the famous Aeolian Bloody Mary, outstanding on the list are the Corpse reviver, with Dry gin, Cointreau, Vermouth, Pastis and lemon, the Salina in Black, with dry gin, lemon and blackberry pulp, or else the Rosa Marina Sour, with homemade rosemary and lemon vodka.

Every drink is prepared with technique and creativity, and designed to be tasted alongside the chef’s dishes. Thanks to all these details, the Signum Bar is becoming the epitome of total Sicilian hospitality, recognised as the Best Hotel Cocktail Bar in Sicily, and among the best Hotel Cocktail Bars in Italy in the 2020 Bar d’Italia guide from Gambero Rosso.

Raffaele Caruso


Bar Manager of the Hotel Signum

Raffaele Caruso, expert and passionate mixologist, is the Bar Manager of the Hotel Signum. He was born in Turin to Sicilian parents, an Aeolian father and a Nebrodi mother. Turin was the place of his cultural upbringing, but Salina remains the place of his heart, the magnificent setting for the most wonderful summers spent with his cousins Luca and Martina Caruso, and aunt and uncle Clara and Michele, who opened the Hotel Signum in 1989.

His first encounter with the bar world was at the Signum, during the summer holidays. Returning to Turin, he was able to move ahead with his passion, first at the “Bibe Ron”, a historic Turin Rhumeria, and then with three years’ experience in managing and organising a famous Turin venue, the Imbarchino in the Parco del Valentino. In Turin, he completed his Bartender training with a period at the “Smile Tree”.

In 2007, after university, he felt the call to return to his roots, and his wish to stay closer to his family took him to where it all began: the Signum Bar. Here, as Bar Manager, he brings his professionalism and creativity to the service of the guests, to make their stay even more special.

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