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Americano cocktail

  • serves 1
  • Easy

This classic cocktail is a precursor of the negroni and makes for a lighter, less boozy aperitif


Mix up an Americano cocktail, then check out our negroni, dirty martini and more vermouth cocktail recipes.

Swap the Campari for Cynar (an artichoke-based amaro) for an earthier, herbaceous drink, perfect for autumn. Or click here for more unique aperitifs to try. Here, our drinks writer shares her expert guide to help you choose the best vermouth



  • Campari 50ml
  • sweet vermouth (use a good-quality brand) 50ml
  • sparkling water
  • orange wedge to garnish


  • Step 1

    Pour the Campari and vermouth into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water, stir gently and garnish with a wedge of orange.

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