America-no

Cynar is the flavor of the week… so this time around, I decided to try something a bit out of the ordinary for my digestif.  After discovering that Cynar and gin make a good combination, I figured it would be good to build on this herbal bitter profile with some more abrupt bitter flavors. The first ingredient added…

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Cocchi Kentuckese

A personal variation of the Cocchi Irlandese, the Cocchi Kentuckese is a nice sour with a bit of a twist on the irish version.  Quite a bit more mild than a traditional sour, and the Cocchi Americano adds a great tasting smooth component.  Almost too drinkable, and could be made with anything from a smooth…

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Italian Margarita

OK, so try this on for size… You have a margarita (and according to Archer) so that means, you have tequila, cointreau, lime juice, ice, and kosher salt.  Take away the kosher salt… and instead of cointreau, you have cocchi americano, aperol and a few dashes of Boker’s bitters.  This keeps the bitter orange flavor…

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Bourbon Dynasty

Cocchi Americano vs. Lillet: the on-going debate.  Both aperitif Italian wines have been vying for the spotlight in many famous cocktails since the Cocchi Americano’s (est. 1891) US country wide release in 2010.  Vesper, as made famous by James Bond’s Casino Royale, and Corpse Reviver, a prohibition style cocktail, both originally contain Lillet.  However, nowadays,…

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Corpse Reviver #2

We discovered this prohibition style drink while on a trip to Miami Beach, Florida.  It’s beautiful white sand beaches on Florida’s southern most tip, makes it an ideal winter-break destination for many Europeans, Americans, and South Americans.  Miami Beach offers a variety of food, due to it’s coastal town, southern charm and Cuban influences.  I…

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