Jul 15, 2011 Sotto Chinotto Cola-like bittersweet, effervescent, and herbal, this cocktail is perfect for a hot summer afternoon. We based our recipe off of a drink developed by Dan Amatuzzi, Eataly's beverage director. Beverages Gin Wine Summer Easy Recipes Bitters 2 Reviews 0 Save Recipe Print Email Enlarge Credit: Anna Stockwell MAKES ONE COCKTAILINGREDIENTS1 1/2 oz Chinotto 1 oz ginJuice of 1/2 lime2 leaves basil, thinly slicedSparkling white wine, such as Asti SpumanteINSTRUCTIONSIn a collins glass filled with ice, mix together Chinotto, gin, lime juice, and basil. Top off with sparkling wine. 0 Save Recipe Print Email More from Saveur.com Pear and Apple Cocktails Winter Squash Recipes 28 Summer Sandwiches Fruit Compotes, Jams & Preserves Vegetarian Italian Recipes Related Links Recipes Lemon Lavender Fizz Basil Julep Vintner's Fizz Articles Friday Cocktails: Grand Royal Fizz Henry C. Ramos's Gin Fizz Ratings & Reviews (2) by LATOQUE on 2013-05-23 Chinotto? What is Chinotto??? by SUSINADAMASCHINA on 2013-07-04 Chinotto is an italian soft drink, made with a citrus named chinotto (lat. Cytrus myrtifolia). It's very bitter so you can love or hate it. I think you can find it also in USA, exported by San Pellegrino with the commercial name "ChinÃ²". A lot of italians prefers it to Coca-Cola, so I think you could give it a chance. Your Comments Please log in to leave a comment. Not a member yet? Sign up here. User Name * Password * Forgot your user name or password?