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Cocchi Americano,The Elusive Italian Apertivo

Beth Ribblett

We are really exciting about the arrival of an amazing Italian Apertivo, Cocchi Americano (pronounced co-key). Giulio Cocchi's original recipe Americano is more that just a simple aperitif in the town of Asti - in fact, it is the aperitif by definition, a piece of this century's local cultural and gastronomic history. This is the original Americano, produced without a break since 1891 according to an entirely natural recipe: white wine aromatized with many herbs and spices, no artificial coloring, flavoring or additive of any kind, produced in limited quantities and matured for a year before being put on sale. The name is a bastardization of the term for making a bitter, and has nothing to do with our fair country.

Similar to Lillet, but a little more bitter and spicy, try it the way the Italians take it: two parts strong with one part soda water, over ice, with a slice of orange.

If this has piqued your curiosity, stop at the bar one evening and try it, we're adding it to our menu and it is also available for sale in the shop.

$9 at the bar, served in the way the Italians drink it, of course!