We took our cocktail tasting show to the road this past week for our friends’ wedding. While my wife did the things required of a member of the bridal party, my friend and I put the time to good use. We brought a selection of high quality cocktail ingredients nearly 600 miles so that in a Rodeway Inn in Wooster, Ohio we could see once and for all which ingredient we felt worked best in the Corpse Reviver No. 2: Cocchi Americano or Lillet.
The Debate Rages On I’ve entertained this debate on my blog before, and plenty of other writers have weighed in on this similarly: OhGo.sh did a similar study about 3 years ago, The New York times weighed in on Cocchi’s emergence in 2010, Serious Eats and the Tasting Table have also weighed in. In fact, I’ve speculated on this before as well.
I want the TL;DR version
Okay, if you don’t want to read the posts and articles above, here’s the background. Kina Lillet is no longer made, some say it was more bitter, while the Brand holds that today’s is nearly identical, simply more “palatable.