Americano Aperitivo



An Italian cocktail with origins steeped in legend, the Americano can be traced back to the 1860s and is considered to be the “father” of the Negroni. Favored by none other than James Bond in several of Ian Fleming’s novels, the Americano is a timeless classic.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • Yield1 Serving
  • Cuisine
    • Italian
  • Course
    • Drinks
  • Cooking Method
    • Mixing


For Americano:

  • Ice
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz red vermouth
  • Splash of soda water or seltzer water
  • Orange slice
  • Lemon twist



Take a highball glass and add ice until ¾ full.

Pour in the Campari and red vermouth followed by the splash of soda water.

Garnish the glass with the orange slice and add the lemon twist.

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