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Rachele Giglioni about the "Corsini Cocktail" with Chianti Classico Villa Le Corti

Rachele Giglioni about the "Corsini Cocktail" with Chianti Classico Villa Le Corti

At Rivalta Café in Florence: the "Cocktail Corsini"

With Rachele Giglioni, co-owner at the Rivalta Cafè bar in Florence, Chianti Classico Villa le Corti reaches new heights in aromas and flavor.

How? Rachele has given new life to the meaning “a glass of red wine” with an innovative and intriguing mix. She demonstrates that great wine can also be generous and capable of showing its intrinsic characteristics when paired with other ingredients.

Q: Who is Rachele Giglioni?

A: Rachele Giglioni started in the world of mixology by accident. As a university student, she worked for various cocktail bars in the Tuscan capital. What started out as fun became her passion and, soon, her profession. A Master, specialized courses like AIBES, travels, and competitions in national and international competitions have improved my skills. My cocktails respect the spirit of people, but also popular traditions, and adapt to different situations.

That’s the case with the “Corsini Cocktail”, created to keep alive the Florentine tradition of drinking a glass of Chianti with a lampredotto panino. Rachele incorporated our Chianti Classico “in the new, contemporary vision of mixed drinks to bring wine to cocktails”.

She says: “Principe Corsini Chianti Classico is a vivacious, brilliant wine, in my opinion, perfect for mixed drinks. With addition of Alchermes di S. M. Novella, it acquires a similar sweetness to vermouth and goes together perfectly with Americano Cocchi and gin, resulting in something similar to the timeless Negroni. Its flavor is unexpected, intriguing, an old memory with a new flavor.”

Regarding the future of cocktails and wine, Rachele strongly believes that “there’s a future for all those products that are of the “past”… and also for wine. Today’s bartenders create new combinations, new concepts. In my opinion, it’s fundamental to always keep an eye on the past.

Cocktails should be created with respect to history and traditions, without completely upsetting the old but reinterpreting it, exalting the qualities of each ingredient. Overall the ingredient that’s our national pride: wine!”

The recipe of Cocktail Corsini


  • 1 oz Chianti Classico Villa le Corti
  • 3/4 oz Americano Cocchi
  • 1/2 oz Gin Tanqueray N 10
  • 1 tsp Alkermes di Santa Maria Novella

Technique: Build over ice
Glass: Tumbler
Garnish: Parsley leaf

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