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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.



  • 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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