Cocchi Americano is something you’ll see in recipes for cocktails along with other spirits. This wine, flavored with herbs and fruit, has a unique flavor that makes cocktails tasty enough to enjoy on their own or with food. If you want to explore the flavors of Cocchi Americano, these Cocchi Americano cocktails are a great place to begin!
What is Cocchi Americano?
Cocchi Americano is an aromatized wine. It begins as a white wine that’s then flavored with fruit, herbs, and botanicals. The flavors are slowly infused, so it looks like any other white wine in the bottle, but it has layers of flavor that make it unique.
Cocchi Americano dates back to 1891 in Italy. It was invented by Giulio Cocchi who also invented Cocchi Americano Rosa.
The recipe has remained the same through the years, so the Cocchi Americano you can buy today tastes the same as it would have in 1891.
Cocchi Americano is sweet with notes of honey and citrus. Strong herbal undertones balance the sweetness with just the right amount of bitterness.
It isn’t as harsh as dry vermouth but has a distinct flavor. Quinine is noticeable, the same thing that gives tonic water its classic taste, but it doesn’t overpower the other aromatic flavors.
9 Cocktails with Cocchi Americano
by Serious Eats
A white negroni is a classic cocktail that’s simple to make with just three ingredients. Cocchi Americano, gin, and dry white vermouth should be added to a mixing glass with ice. Once combined, strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist for a cocktail that looks sophisticated and delicious. The flavor of a white negroni should be the perfect mix of strong, sweet, and bitter.
Citrusy White Negroni
This recipe is a fun spin on the classic white negroni. With a bit of extra citrus, your taste buds will be dancing after every sip! You’ll need the same ingredients that you use for a white negroni plus orange bitters—adding orange bitters amps up the citrus flavors without taking away from the iconic Cocchi taste.
Add the ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel twist to visually set this negroni apart from a traditional white negroni.
Classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail
The corpse reviver cocktail was invented as a hangover cure. Although it’s enjoyed any time of day now, we can see why it would wake someone up!
This cocktail calls for absinthe, Cocchi Americano, orange liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. First, get a chilled cocktail glass and the absinthe. You want to rinse the glass with absinthe, coating the inside, then toss the remaining absinthe.
Put the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until combined. Strain into the cocktail glass and top with an orange peel twist.
Sage syrup and lime give the Buckley cocktail a truly unique flavor. Begin by making sage syrup using fresh sage leaves and sugar. The syrup can be made ahead and stored for future use too!
Gin, sage syrup, Cocchi Americano, and lime juice are combined in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled champagne coupe before slowly adding Campari. The Campari sinks, creating a drink with a layered effect. Add a fresh sage leaf on top for a cocktail that looks almost too good to drink!
The Vesper Martini
by Serious Eats
This drink mimics one ordered by James Bond in a movie, so you know it’s gotta be good! Gin, vodka, and Cocchi Americano are combined in a mixing glass with ice. Pour into a tall glass and start sipping. Yes, it’s that simple!
In the movie, James Bond orders it with Kina Lillet Blanc, a popular substitute for Cocchi Americano. Using Cocchi Americano is preferred, but Kina Lillet Blanc will work in a pinch.
The Gotham cocktail is inspired by one of the most popular classic cocktails, a Manhattan. The original recipe for this cocktail calls for Cocchi Americano Rosa, but you can use traditional Cocchi Americano with similar results.
Orange bitters, Cocchi Americano, Ramazotti amaro, and vodka are stirred with ice until it’s chilled. Then, the drink is poured into a coupe glass and garnished with a lemon twist. This cocktail is outside the box and lets the spirit flavors speak for themselves.
You can’t talk about Cocchi Americano cocktails without mentioning the Cocchi Cola. Spoiler: there’s no cola in the cocktail! Tennessee whiskey, Cocchi Americano, Amaro Nonino, and tiki bitters are mixed with ice until chilled.
Then, the cocktail is poured into a glass and served.
A finished Cocchi cola does taste like cola too! The flavors of the Cocchi Americano and Tennessee whiskey combine perfectly to capture the flavor of cola without putting any in the drink.
Americano Peach and Grapefruit Spritz
This fruity spritz is the best way to enjoy Cocchi on a hot summer day. Peach aperitif, prosecco, and tonic water are combined with Cocchi for a citrus-filled spritz that will leave you feeling refreshed.
Add fresh slices of peach and grapefruit to the glass for more fresh fruit flavor and a stunning presentation!
The Palomaesque Cocktail
by Food & Wine
This cocktail takes inspiration from a classic Paloma but takes it up a notch with Cocchi Americano Italian Aperitif wine. Gather smoky mezcal, honey, and Cocchi. Add the mezcal and honey to a cocktail shaker until it’s combined. Then, add the Cocchi, grapefruit juice, and lime juice, and shake.
Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Finally, top with seltzer water and a grapefruit wheel. This fun takes on a traditional Mexican cocktail is sure to impress!
Impress with Cocchi Americano Cocktails
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