Throughout its history, Giulio Cocchi has used the aperitif wine, Americano, to highlight the fine aromatic grapes of Piemonte. In Cocchi Americano Rosa, the Brachetto d’Acqui wine base provides the floral and rich berry notes, while the addition of rose petal and ginger to the bitter base provides a rounder profile.
The simplest Cocchi Rosa cocktails are often the best—just add club soda or sparkling wine. A slice of lemon or grapefruit lifts everything up and stimulates the nose and palate. These drinks are all-purpose aperitifs—great with salty snacks (particularly Parmigiano-Reggiano), perfect before a meal at home or in a restaurant. The ginger note in Cocchi Rosa also adds depth to stirred whiskey cocktails, particularly with younger ryes and lighter Scotch and Irish whiskeys. Cocchi Rosa shines in sour drinks; add a splash to a Paloma, or shake in a gin or tequila sour for a floral edge and bright pink color.
The combination with spirits such as gin, vodka and mezcal is particularly positive.
Cocchi Rosa is a perfect ingredient for the new trend of “low proof”, cocktails with a low alcohol content.