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#1 Cajun Magic

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:42 PM

A few nights ago I did a tasting review of three great apéritifs. Lillet Blanc, Cocchi Americano, and Kina L'aero d'or. I did a compare and contrast of the three and here are my notes

Lillet Blanc- Lightest of the three in body and flavor. With a threshold (barely detectable) bitterness. It is sweet with a light orange taste.

Cocchi Americano- a bit more assertive flavor and body than Lillet Blanc. More dry. More citrus flavor than lillet. It has a mild bitterness.

Kina L'aero d'or- good strong orange flavor, thicker mouthfeel. Followed by a bitter taste. It's also very medicinal.

I've made Vespers on New Years Eve with all three and they all make a fine Vesper. The Lillet is good for a more ethereal experience. The Cocchi makes a solid vesper also, and the Kina L'aero d'or really shines in the cocktail. It also lends the drink a lovely very light champagne color.

Final consensus: All three deserve a place in the bar. I can see why some chose Cocchi Americano for a Kina Lillet substitute due to the reformulation but I still love the stuff. For those of you who love Corpse Revivers and Vespers. I would keep all three at hand. :cheers:

Also, If anyone would love to do a similar tasting review that would be awesome too!

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

I absolutely LOVE kinas. I've done a tasting of a huge range before, but never documented it. Might do it again this week and report back. :)
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#3 Cajun Magic

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:19 PM

That would be great!

Edit:Also Final Consensus should be Final Verdict. Mea Culpa. :twitchsmile:

Edited by Cajun Magic, 04 January 2015 - 06:29 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:31 PM

I agree with Cajun's assessments. I love the L'Avion d'Or in the Vesper. The only trouble is at the rate I can go through these, having all three open isn't practical. I keep the Cocchi around the most and immediately, upon opening, I decant it into two 375ml bottles so I can work out of one at a time. Ideally I'd like a bunch of 250ml bottles for things like these.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

I haven't tried the L'Avion d'Or so I can't speak to that.  I remember being excited when I first made a Vesper, using Lillet, only to be really disappointed.  You say ethereal and I say boring. I know .... different strokes.  I much prefer the Cocchi  in a Vesper.   :cheers:


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:16 PM

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#7 Cajun Magic

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:48 PM

I can see why, Bluewolf and I personally like all three in varying degrees. The Kina L'aero and Cocchi certainly do also shine in a Corpse Reviver #2.

Edited by Cajun Magic, 13 January 2015 - 03:50 PM.

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#8 Bluewolf Pete

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 03:31 PM

Have missed you too!   Which is why I'm back.  :dev-cheers:


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:13 PM

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

:thumbup:


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:31 PM

I've heard worse ideas. ;)


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 03:35 PM

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#13 Cajun Magic

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 05:39 PM

I must follow up after so long by saying that the Kina L'aero d'or is amazing. It has worked top notch in cocktails and on it's own. It deserves a permanent place in the bar. :thumbup:
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Posted 21 June 2016 - 10:17 PM

Yep. Serious stuff.
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