Americano Cocktail

Ingredientes :   ■ 30 ml Campari
 ■ 30 ml Martini Rosso
 ■ 30 ml Agua Mineral con Gas
 ■ Cáscara de Limón

 ■ 1 oz (one part) Campari
 ■ 1 oz (one part) sweet red vermouth
 ■ 1 oz (one part) of club soda

Preparación : 
 ■ Agregar El Martini Rosso y Campari en un vaso largo con hielo (debe llenarse hasta la mitad). Completar el vaso con agua mineral y revolver suavemente. Decorar con cáscara de limón.
 ■ Pour the Campari and vermouth over ice into glass. Top with club soda. Garnish (orange or limon) and serve.

Standard drinkware : 
Old Fashioned glass


The Americano is a cocktail composed of Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda. The cocktail was first served in creator Gaspare Campari's bar, Caffè Campari, in the 1860s. 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). It is popular belief that in the early 1900s, the Italians noticed a surge of Americans who enjoyed the cocktail. As a compliment to the Americans, the cocktail later became known as the "Americano". A more probable explanation however is that the name was derived from the word "amaro", which means "bitter" in Italian.

It is the first drink ordered by James Bond in the first novel in Ian Fleming's series, Casino Royale. In the short story "From a View to a Kill" Bond chooses an Americano as an appropriate drink for a mere café; suggesting that "in cafés you have to drink the least offensive of the musical comedy drinks that go with them." Bond always stipulates Perrier, for in his opinion expensive soda water was the cheapest way to improve a poor drink.