Americano

Every time I order an Americano out, I get funny looks and inquiries from my companions. Since this classic cocktail also shares it’s name with an espresso drink, it can be confusing, and I always specify “not coffee”. Making one at home is incredibly easy, requiring only two liqueurs. If you’ve heard of the popular Negroni, an Americano is it’s lighter and more refreshing cousin. With the gin swapped out for club soda, it won’t knock me on my you-know-what. Adding a strawberry is not traditional, but I find it adds a welcome flavor component and tames the bitterness of the Campari.

Americano

Prep Time 2 minutes
Every time I order an Americano out, I get funny looks and inquiries from my companions. Since this classic cocktail also shares it's name with an espresso drink, it can be confusing, and I always specify "not coffee". Making one at home is incredibly easy, requiring only two liqueurs. If you've heard of the popular Negroni, an Americano is it's lighter and more refreshing cousin. With the gin swapped out for club soda, it won't knock me on my you-know-what. Adding a strawberry is not traditional, but I find it adds a welcome flavor component and tames the bitterness of the Campari.
No ratings yet
Course Cocktails
Servings 1

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ ounces campari
  • 1 ½ ounces sweet red vermouth, do not use a dry vermouth
  • Club soda
  • 1 strawberry
  • Orange or lemon slice for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add the Campari and vermouth and stir gently. Top with soda water (about 4 ounces), then squeeze the strawberry over the glass so a little juice comes out and it squishes slightly, then drop it in the glass. Ganish with the orange or lemon slice.

Notes

If Campari isn’t your favorite, try it with Aperol or Cappelletti instead. You’ll get a similar drink without the bitter.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Perfect For Your Place

Popular on Zest K+H

Sorry, we couldn't find any posts. Please try a different search.

Recipes We're Loving