Americano cocktail

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Americano cocktail
Americano, despite its name, is originally an Italian cocktail. The drink is a simple bitter cocktail made with campari, red vermouth and soda water. Americano is considered a father cocktail to Negroni that contains no soda water instead.
Americano was invented in 1860 in Milan and was knows as Milano-Torino due to the fact that its ingredients campari and vermouth were from Milan and Torino respectively. When the cocktail became popular with the tourists from the US, the drink was renamed into Americano.
Total Time: 5 mins

Equipment

  • Lowball glass

Ingredients 

  • 25 ml bitter campari
  • 25 ml red vermouth
  • 50 ml soda water

To garnish

  • lemon twist

Instructions 

  • Fill a short glass with ice cubes. 
  • Build up by adding the campari and then vermouth to the glass. 
  • Top up with soda water.
  • Finally add the garnish of lemon twist. 

Notes

  • Units: 2
The Americano is the first drink ordered by James Bond in the first novel in Ian Fleming's series.
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