Cocchi and Soda Recipe

Max Falkowitz

Here's a good formula: take aromatized or fortified wine, serve on the rocks. Wanna get fancy? Add a splash of soda. (Ok, it's not that fancy. But it is delicious.)

Serious Eats New York editor Max Falkowitz discovered this easy cocktail on the recommendation of his server at Hearth in the East Village. They key to the drink is a hefty pour of wonderfully bittersweet Cocchi Americano (pronounced "COKE-ey", not "COACH-ey"), which is made with fortified Moscato di Asti that has been infused with cinchona bark, citrus peel, spices, and other botanicals. Lightened with a bit of soda, it's orangey with just enough edge to keep it refreshing. You can increase the soda or serve it almost-straight, depending on your sweet tooth and your thirst.

You can adjust this drink to your taste—the Classico cocktail calls for equal parts Cocchi Americano and soda, though we like it with less.

Look for Cocchi at your local wine shop, or order it online if your state allows shipping. You can also try this with Lillet, which is a bit sweeter.

Recipe Facts

Active: 1 min
Total: 1 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1/4 cup Cocchi Americano Apertivo

  • Splash chilled club soda (up to 1 ounce if desired)

  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Cocchi and stir twice to chill, add soda. Rub orange twist on rim of glass, then add to drink as garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
95 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 56mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)