Americano Cocktail

This classic cocktail may be the pre-cursor to another old standard, the Negroni. It became popular through a loophole in the Prohibition laws because it was possible to legally acquire it during that time with a “prescription” from your “doctor”.

Americano Cocktail

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  • 1 ounce campari
  • 2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3 ounce club soda
  • 1 lemon or orange twist as garnish


Stir the Campari and vermouth together in a mixing glass half filled with ice cubes. Strain into an ice filled old-fashioned glass. Top with club soda. Twist the lemon or orange slice over the drink, and drop it in. Serve with a swizzle stick.