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Americano Cocktail

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.

Americano

1 ½ ounces Campari
1 ½ ounces sweet vermouth
Club soda
Orange slice

Pour Campari and vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with an orange.

Written by Kevin Gray

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