BevX Cocktails


The Americano

This long staple of the Italian cafe or Apéritvo bar was born in the Caffe Camporino in Milan circa 1860. It was originally known as the "Milano-Torino" taking the name from the two homes of the primary ingredients. Later, during Prohibition, the drink became commonly known as The Americano due its tremendous popularity with American expats.

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Bitter (like Campari)
1 1/2 oz. Quality, Sweet Red Vermouth
1 oz. Soda
Orange peel or slice for garnish.

Occasion

This cocktail is an ideal apéritif and can be enjoyed any time of the year but I really like it when the sun is shining and I'm sitting outside.

Method

Fill a double Old Fashioned glass with ice and top with Bitter, Vermouth, and soda. Give a gentle stir. Garnish with the orange peel or slice.

Variations

The only real variation to consider in my view is the quantity of soda from a splash to several ounces that can make this a great tall cocktail.

Source: Classic

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