Il Duce Cocktail Recipe

Il Duce Cocktail Recipe
Il Duce Cocktail Recipe

Noah Fecks

The combination of Cocchi Americano and Aperol in this rye-based drink, on the menu at New York's Betto, makes it an ideal apéritif. Plus, the float of prosecco gives it a light, effervescent quality.


  • Slice of pineapple
  • 1 ½ ounces Rittenhouse rye
  • ½ ounce Aperol
  • ½ ounce Cocchi Americano
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Prosecco, to top


In a mixing glass, add a slice of pineapple and the remaining ingredients, except for the prosecco. Shake thoroughly then double strain using a Hawthorne strainer for the mixing cup and a tea strainer over the chilled coupe glass. Top with the prosecco.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.