Americano Cocktail



A cocktail that conquers at the first sip thanks to its special texture and extraordinary blend of flavors. Its origin is unknown, but there are various legends surrounding its history. It seems that the Americano was born in the 1930s and that its name is dedicated to the Italian boxer Primo Carnera, very famous at that time in the USA. Considered the "father" of the Negroni, the cocktail owes part of its success also to cinematography, where it has often carved out important frames. The role we all remember? Held in the hands of James Bond in Casino Royale. The Americano is part of the official IBA cocktail list, the International Bartenders Association, and can be considered a true all-Italian pride, just like the Spritz. Are you ready to discover the famous recipe and replicate it at home? Prepare it with us!

Campari 1 oz (30 ml)
Vermouth 1 oz (30 ml) - red
Soda water to taste
Oranges ½ slice
Lemon peel 1
Ice to taste

How to prepare Americano Cocktail

To prepare the Americano, start by thinly slicing the orange and halving the slices 1, then peel the lemon with a peeler 2 and trim the peel with a paring knife 3.

Fill a low tumbler with ice up to 3/4 and pour in order the Campari 4, the Red Vermouth 5, and a splash of soda 6.

Garnish with the half slice of orange 7, squeeze the lemon peel to release the essential oils and then insert it into the glass as garnish 8 and your Americano is ready 9!

How to store

It is recommended to drink the Americano immediately.


Don't worry if you don't have a siphon, you can easily find one at the grocery store and thus make your own Americano!

As an alternative to soda, you can use highly sparkling water.