I finally got around to acquiring all the makings for a Vesper Martini. I'm surprised it isn't mentioned in the descruotuib, "'A dry martini,' he (Bond) said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet.' 'Oui, monsieur.' 'Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?' 'Certainly monsieur.' The barman seemed pleased with the idea. " Regretably, Kina Lillet ceased producction in 1986; but Cocchi Americano Bianco is the most-mentioned replacement. It is sweeter than I expected - I cut back the proportions to 3 gin, 1 vodka, 1/2 Cocchi Americano.
Cocchi Americano Bianco
Dessert & Fortified Wine /16.5% ABV / Piedmonte, Italy
Cheese - Creamy & Bloomy, Cheese - Fresh & Soft, Cheese - Nutty & Semi-Firm
Made to the same recipe since 1891, this Moscato-based aperitif wine has long been a staple of Asti. While the Americano name implies a gentian focus, the wine also includes quinine and citrus for a flavorful, refreshing profile. The simplest Cocchi Americano cocktails are often the best—just add club soda or sparkling wine. A slice of orange or grapefruit lifts everything up and stimulates the nose and brain. Cocchi has produced wine-based aperitifs and traditional Piemontese sparkling wines since 1891. Giulio Cocchi was a young and creative pastry chef from Florence, where he worked in a popular bar located in Piazza del Duomo. In the late nineteenth century he moved to Asti, a small but lively town in northwest Italy, not far from Torino, and established himself as a distiller and winemaker. More information: https://alpenz.com/product-cocchi_americano.html Americano Classico Build in a double rocks glass filled with ice: 3 oz Cocchi Americano Bianco 3 oz club soda Garnish with an orange peel or orange slice. https://alpenz.com/recipe-0526-0092.html Corpse Reviver #2 Prepare a coupe rinsed with absinthe. Shake with ice: 0.75 oz Hayman’s London Dry Gin 0.75 oz Cocchi Americano Bianco 0.75 oz orange liqueur 0.75 oz lemon juice Strain into the prepared glass. https://alpenz.com/recipe-0526-0084.htmlView all products by CocchiCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
PatchVerified BuyerSep 18 2021Verified Buyer Greg G.Apr 23 2021
Yuck, sorry- was looking for a dry/bitter aperitif wine to make a Vesper or Corpe Reviver and this just tastes like cheap chardonnay mixed with a ton of simple syrup or honey. And I do mean a TON. It smells nice, but is undrinkably sweet, cloying, and ultimately very one-dimensional. Not sure what all the hype is about Cocchi(?)
Michael L.Verified BuyerJan 1 2021Verified Buyer
Perfect for my Vesper Martini!
FinnVerified BuyerMay 21 2020Verified Buyer
Versatile and tasty. As a professional bar tender, I use this instead of a dry vermouth in most of my recipes.
GarethVerified BuyerApr 25 2020Verified Buyer
The essential ingredient for the vesper cocktail
Marcia C.Verified BuyerDec 25 2019Verified Buyer
Maybe even better than the current Lillet, a great mixer that doesn't water down a great cocktail..if I wanted a 'spritzer' I'd make one! I have been perusing old cocktail recipes like Aviation and French everything circa 1940's..a friend gave me the name of this wine with spirits and herbs added..phenomenal!