The Americano

Ingredients

  1. 1½ ounces Campari
  2. 1½ ounces sweet vermouth
  3. Club soda
  4. Orange or lemon wheel for garnish
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How to Make It

Add the Campari and vermouth to a highball glass, then fill the glass to the top with ice. Finish with club soda, garnish with an orange or lemon wheel, and enjoy.

Why We Like It

The Americano cocktail may have originated in Italy in the 1860s — legend holds that it eventually got its name due to its popularity with American expats during Prohibition — but we’re going to go ahead and consider it an American classic. At least this weekend. And whether it’s Italian or American, it’s a cocktail you should know.

Made with Campari (an apéritif that’s herbal, fruity, and a little spicy) sweet vermouth, and club soda, the Americano is an easy summer sipper. Mix a few of them up as an act of patriotism while you flip burgers and watch fireworks this weekend. U-S-A, U-S-A!

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