Need a refreshing cocktail idea for warm-weather get-togethers? Look no further than this Cocchi Americano Spritz. On a recent trip to Seattle, I spent an afternoon at Cassandra LaValle’s studio, and she rocked these classic cocktails with a unique twist.
What is Cocchi Spritz?
I’m not really sure either, but a little investigation has discovered that the Cocchi Spritz is the latest in a series of classic Italian dishes to come to the United States and quickly become the “drink of summer.” . (See: Aperol Spritz if you need another.) Cocchi is a vermouth that’s been around forever, and it’s become a major comeback for modern cocktails. Cassandra’s Cocchi Spritz adds dry vermouth, a hint of orange bitterness, and garnishes with orange slices/lemon zest.
Scroll to the recipe for this Cocchi Americano Spritz – and jump to the post for our full interview with Cassandra. Believe me when I say you won’t want to miss her heirloom tomato and burrata.