Need a fresh cocktail idea for warm-weather gatherings? 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 stirred up these classic cocktails with a unique twist.

What is a Cocchi Spritz?

I actually wasn’t sure either, but a little investigating uncovered that a Cocchi Spritz is the latest in a series of classic Italian spritzes to arrive in the States and promptly become the “drink of summer.” (See: Aperol Spritz if you need another.) Cocchi is a type of vermouth that’s been around forever, and it’s made a major comeback for modern-day cocktails. Cassandra’s Cocchi Spritz adds dry vermouth, a dash of orange bitters, and an orange slice / lemon peel garnish.

Scroll on for the recipe for this Cocchi Americano Spritz–and hop over to the post for our full interview with Cassandra. Trust me when I say that you won’t want to miss her heirloom tomato and burrata galette, either.

Cocchi Americano Spritz

Serves 1

The latest Italian spritz to add to your repertoir.

By Cassandra LaValle

10 minutes




  • 1.5oz Dry Vermouth
  • 2oz Cocchi Americano
  • Dash of Orange Bitters
  • Orange Slice
  • Garnish with Lemon Peel

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