Drinks We Love: The Americano

In praise of the classic cocktail

The Negroni is pretty much a perfect drink–but there are times when you could do with one less alcoholic ingredient. Skip the gin, top with fizzy water and you've got the loveliness known as The Americano.

"As a card-carrying American, it's my go-to cocktail when I'm traveling abroad," says TT Drinks Editor Jim Meehan. "It's the perfect drink to keep your wits about you over a long night out or ameliorate a hangover at brunch the next morning."

In other words, it's what to drink between Negronis.

Recipe developed by the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Americano
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The Negroni is pretty much a perfect drink--but there are times when you could do with one less alcoholic ingredient. Skip the gin, top with fizzy water and you've got this classic.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
1
cocktail
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces sweet vermouth
  • 1½ ounces Campari
  • Soda Water
  • Lemon peel, for garnish
Directions
  1. In a highball glass filled with ice, add the sweet vermouth and Campari. Top with soda water and garnish with lemon strip
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