World Pasta Day Recipes with Nonna Tonda and NIO Cocktails

World Pasta Day Recipes with Nonna Tonda and NIO Cocktails

Our friends at Nonna Tonda have shared a delicious pasta recipe to pair with your favourite NIO Cocktail for World Pasta Day, Monday 25th October.

Try their Prawn and Chilli Bucatini which we recommend pairing with some of our favourite classic cocktails: GimletMargarita, and Negroni. You'll be a pasta master in no time.

ALT: Nonna Tonda Prawn Chilli Pasta

Prawn and Chilli Bucatini Recipe:

serves 2


500g Bucatini pasta 

600g Datterino or good quality cherry tomato – Quartered

700g raw shell on prawns 

3 tbsp’s olive oil

120ml White wine 

2 garlic cloves – finely sliced 

Small handful fresh parsley – Finely chopped

Your favourite NIO Cocktail 


  1. Peel and devein the prawns reserving ½ the heads. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add the reserved heads and garlic then fry till lightly coloured.
  3. Deglaze the pan with white wine then add the prepped tomatoes, cook for around 5 min till tomatoes have softened and created a sauce. 
  4. Remove cooked prawn heads from the sauce and discard.
  5. Add chopped parsley and raw prawns and cook for 1 minute or until prawns are cooked through, season to taste and set aside.
  6. Cook pasta in plenty of salted water. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water. Return to pan with prawn sauce and toss well, adding pasta water to loosen the sauce. 
  7. Divide between plates.
  8. Enjoy alongside your favourite NIO Cocktail, poured over ice.

Our recommended cocktail pairings for this seafood dish are: Gimlet, Margarita, and Negroni


ALT: Nonna Tonda Pasta Spaghetti Recipe