Cocchi Americano is an aperitif wine produced by Giulio Cocchi Spumanti in the Asti province of Italy. Cocchi Americano is a variety of Americano. The wine was developed by Giulio Cocchi, and production began in 1891. Cocchi also produces a pink variety of this aperitif, the “Cocchi Americano Rosa”, which is slightly more bitter and aromatic than the classic white Cocchi Americano.
Cocchi Americano gained prominence following its presence in famous cocktails such as James Bond’s Vesper Martini (as a substitute for the no longer available Kina Lillet), the Corpse Reviver #2 and in other signature cocktails.
Cocchi Americano is generally considered to be the nearest contemporary drink to the original recipe Kina Lillet and is often used as a replacement.