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Product of: Italy
Cocchi Americano can be drunk either neat or on the rocks, preferably with a twist of orange peel. However, as the name suggests it most popularly served with Campari and a splash of soda in a variation on the traditional Americano cocktail. It is also often mixed with Aperol or Campari to a 1:10 ratio.
Due to its relatively high levels of cinchona, the bitter bark used to make quinine, Cocchi Americano Blanco is regarded by many as the best substitute for the long since discontinued Kina Lillet. So Cocchi Americano Blanco is used in place of Kina Lillet in James Bond's Vesper Martini from Casino Royale and the revered Corpse Reviver #2 from The Savoy Cocktail Book.
A more bitter and aromatic red version, Cocchi Americano Rosa is also available.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 11/04/2014
Clear, pale golden.
Poached pear, honey roasted fig, elderflower, fresh peach, red bell pepper, fat yellow sultana, stewed apricot and orange marmalade.
Gripping, lightly spiced, honeyed, yet tart zesty citrus fruit and bitter gentian.
Honey and citrus with pine-fresh tart marmalade.