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Staff Pick

Cocchi Americano Aperitif

Item # 23153 750mL
$17.99/ Single Bottle
$215.88/ Case of 12
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ABV
17.00%
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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

I am the laziest bartender. I love to drink precious cocktails, but I hate to make them. I really, truly hate it. Honestly, shaking and stirring for me are reserved exclusively for special occasions, and I'm straining (HAR HAR) to think of a time I used more than three ingredients to make something for myself. My aversion to dirtying the entire kitchen for a single four-ounce drink may have lead to my obsession with high-quality vermouths, which are hands down the best way to camouflage your disdain for "mixology" while maintaining a sincere enthusiasm for day-drinking. To enjoy Cocchi Americano, just pour some in a glass with ice and top with La Croix (flavor choice: yours). If you have the energy, finish it with a twist and a squeeze of whatever citrus you've got lying around. There. Even I can do that.

- GWN

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