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Staff Pick

Cocchi Americano Aperitif

Item # 23153 750mL
$17.99/ Single Bottle
$215.88/ Case of 12

Tasting Notes

Made from the same recipe since 1891. Moscato d'Asti is the base with a variety of herbs, fruit and spices with a particular focus on cinchona (bitter bark that makes quinine), gentian and citrus. Try it in your next Vesper or Corpse Reviver #2 or as is done in Italy, serve chilled with ice, a twist of orange peel and a splash of soda to bring out all it its natural aroma and fragrances.

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Staff Pick Notes

Cocchi is a staple in lots of cool cocktails with snazzy names, like the Corpse Reviver #2 or the Vesper, but in my heart, its true place is as a late afternoon lunch wine. Grab a bottle of this guy and enjoy it over ice with a light meal of goat cheese, rye crackers, and raspberries the next time you're stuck on your porch in a summer storm. Garnish with a generous slab of orange zest if you've got it around.

- DD

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