is a flavored wine, conceived by Giulio Cocchi in 1891 and produced continuously according to the original recipe.
Because of its aroma given by the alcohol “bittered” with herbs and spices, it is called Americano, partly because it was from the United States that the custom of drinking vermouth with ice and soda spread.
The Americano Cocchi produced according to Giulio Cocchi’s original recipe is, for Asti, the quintessential aperitif, a piece of the city’s history.
It bears on the label the original futurist cockerel designed in the 1930s, representing both its function as an aperitif (“it gives the appetite a wake-up call”) and one of the symbols of the city of Asti
Americano Cocchi, by its nature, represents the trait d’union between wine and liqueurs being a wine to which is added a small amount of alcohol “bittered” by the infusion of fine herbs and spices: white wine, sugar, infusion of herbs and spices in alcohol, and especially flowers and leaves of gentianella, artemisia, cinchona, bitter orange peel, elderberry and others.
To produce Cocchi Americano, white wine is flavored with extracts obtained from cold infusion in alcohol, then aged to balance and equilibrate the hints and flavors of spices.
HOW TO DRINK.
In the classic version, it should be served well chilled in a goblet with ice cubes, complementing it with a splash of seltzer so that it releases its full charge of characteristic aromas and scents. It is perfected with squeezed orange peel.
The American Spritz version involves the use of a wine glass and the addition of a dry sparkling wine . It becomes Royale if a classic method Alta Langa DOCG is used.
The summer version fills the glass with crushed ice to make it an excellent thirst quencher. The natural bitter characteristic of Americano is not lost even when it is greatly diluted.
In mixing, Cocchi Americano is extremely versatile in both classic cocktails such as Vesper Martini and Corpse Reviver #2, Negroni Bianco both as a modifier and as a base for flavoring infusions. It is especially happy mixing with spirits such as gin, vodka and metzcal.
It is a perfect ingredient for the strong new trend of “low octane,” low-alcohol cocktails.
Alcohol 16.5 percent
75 cl bottle
Ingredients: wine, sugar, alcohol, infusion of herbs and spices.
Close the bottle with its cap after opening.
Once opened keep cool and consume within one month.