Enroll for our FREE updates

  • We'll send you a periodic update.
  • Receive a FREE eBook

Americano Cocktail

  • Americano Cocktail
  • 1 ounce Campari Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 ounces Sparkling Water
  • In a Highball glass with a lemon twist garnish

The Americano is a cocktail made with Campari, Martini and Rossi sweet vermouth, and club soda. This drink was first served in Caff√® Campari, in the 1860s, invented by Gaspare Campari. It was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” because of its ingredients: Campari, the bitter liqueur, is from Milan and Cinzano, the vermouth, is from Turin (Torino). In the early 1900s, the Italians noticed a surge of Americans who enjoyed the cocktail. As a compliment to the Americans, and perhaps to better sell this cocktail…it sooner or later became known as the “Americano”.

It is the first drink ordered by James Bond… in the first novel of the Ian Fleming’s, James Bond Series. This first glimpse of James Bond in… ‘Casino Royale’. Today it is renowned and enjoyed the world over, by Americans, Italians and many, many other cultures. Cheers!

Posted in

Blake Donaldson

Check out my bartending and beverage Books

Check out our Store

When is Your Next Party?

Get it touch!

What about beverage business?

Management Services and Consulting and more in our services pages.

Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ?

Check out my web designer