Though the name has been popularized by coffee houses, the Americano cocktail predates the coffee drink. It’s a refreshing, easy-to-make drink that’s a wonderful introduction to the deliciously bittersweet Campari. Sip these on your patio during summer, or anytime you’re in the mood for a thirst-quenching, low alcohol cocktail.
And if you like the Americano, try the Negroni, which cuts the soda and ups the booze factor with an equal measure of gin.
1 ½ ounces Campari
1 ½ ounces sweet vermouth
Pour Campari and vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with an orange.