Americano

December 3, 2016 by Robbie Stowe

The Americano is composed of Campari, sweet vermouth, and soda. The cocktail was first served in creator Gaspare Campari’s bar, Caffè Campari, in the 1860s. It was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” because of its ingredients: Campari, the bitter liqueur, is from Milan (Milano) and Punt e Mes, the vermouth, is from Turin (Torino). There is apopular belief that in the early 1900s, the Italians noticed a surge of Americans who enjoyed the cocktail. As a compliment to the Americans, the cocktail later became known as the “Americano”. Another explanation is the name was derived from the Italian language word “amaro”, which means “bitter”.

Ingredients

  • 45ml Campari
  • 15ml Punt e Mes
  • Soda water to top
  • Orange for garnish
Method
  1. Add the Campari and Vermouth into a working glass with ice
  2. Gently stir
  3. Double strain into an iced rocks glass
  4. Add soda and garnish
Glassware
Rocks
Garnish
Orange twist

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POST BY Robbie Stowe
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