What is the Americano cocktail recipe?
The Americano cocktail is a old school classic aperitif, made with equal parts Campari and sweet vermouth before being topped with soda water. Originating in Italy during the 1860s, it was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” due to the origins of its main ingredients. The cocktail gained popularity among American tourists in Italy, leading to its current name.
The Americano hit celebrity status when it was featured in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel “Casino Royale.” Its bittersweet and refreshing profile makes it an epic choice for a sophisticated sundowner.
How to make the Americano cocktail recipe
45ml Sweet Vermouth
Add spirits to a highball glass and top with ice. Top with soda and gently stir before garnishing with an orange slice.
Garnish with a large slice orange
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