Americano is a classic cocktail known for its refreshing taste and popular aperitif. Equal amounts of Campari, sweet vermouth and mineral water are usually mixed.

This drink is believed to have originally come from Italy and became popular in the early 20th century. It was originally called "Milano Torino" because the two ingredients come from Milan (Campari) and Turin (vermouth) respectively. It was later named “Americano” due to its popularity among American tourists.

Americano is an easy-drinking cocktail with a light, refreshing taste. The perfect aperitif to sharpen your taste buds and get you ready for a delicious dinner. You can also customize the recipe by adjusting the amount of ingredients to your taste.

Notably, the Americano is also the base of the popular Negroni cocktail, which has gin added to the mix. If you are a fan of Americano, you can also try Negroni and its variations.

Whether enjoyed as a classic Americano or as part of another cocktail, this drink has been a mixology classic beloved by cocktail lovers for decades.

Americano recipe

Americano is traditionally served in an old-fashioned glass with ice, and is often garnished with a slice of orange or lemon peel. The bitterness from Campari and the sweetness from the vermouth are well balanced with sparkling water.


  • 3cl vermouth
  • 3cl Campari
  • 9cl sparkling water

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