I am always adding interesting spirits to the bar. Not because I have a plan, but more often because I want options. And as you might expect, things get lost… this was the case with the Cocchi Aperitivo Americano… purchased who knows when and finally used in a cocktail!

Inspiration was taken from an Instagram post and the rest just sort of happened.

I’m dubbing this “old school” libation the Cocchi Cocktail, largely because the primary spirit is Cocchi.

Well-balanced and quite refreshing. A perfect Summer tipple when the dew point is reaching new heights.

I bring you, the Cocchi Cocktail:

2oz. Cocchi Aperitivo Americano

1oz. Aged Rum

1/2oz. Bourbon

Shake with crushed ice and strain into a coup. Garish with a Luxardo cherry.