An oldie but a goodie. From the House of Cocchi, and still made with the same recipe as it has since 1891, this aperitivo wine layers a blend of fruit, spice and herbs including cinchona, gentian and citrus upon a base of Moscato di Asti. While it does beautiful and intriguing things to cocktails, the delicate flavors of Cocchi Americano can also be appreciated by serving it over ice with just a splash of soda and an orange twist. At the other end of the spectrum, Cocchi also offers an aromatized digestivo called Chinato. D.O.C.G.-level Barolo wine is infused with cinchona, rhubarb, ginger and other spices—try it with dark chocolate! A sort of middle ground between the two is the original recipe vermouth di Torino, reintroduced last year and layering the same citrus, rhubarb and balanced bitter undertones over estate Moscato. It’s one of only two protected geographical indications for vermouth. All three were recently spotted on the liquor cart at Sirio in Aria and are $20, $46 and $20, respectively, at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits. Cocchi.it.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.