Cocktail of the Month: The Americano

What else could we pick for this most patriotic of months but The Americano? Named for the numbers of American tourists who were said to enjoy the cocktail while vacationing in Italy in the early 20th century, this classic cocktail features Campari, a complex, bitter liqueur made with herbs, spices, barks and fruit peels. Be sure to shake it thoroughly. Not only will this chill the beverage properly but it will also properly dilute it with water, which will release water-soluble aromatics that will allow you to fully appreciate all Campari has to offer.

Featured Recipe

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3 oz. Campari
3 oz. sweet vermouth
- ice
- club soda
- orange slices, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine Campari, vermouth and ice. Shake to combine; pour evenly into glasses over ice and top with club soda. Garnish each glass and serve immediately.

Serves 2.

Selection and availability vary by market.

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