1 x St. George Bruto Americano (75cl), 1 x Cocchi Vermouth di Torino (75cl), 1 x Fever-Tree Soda Water (4 pack)
The Americano Ingredients:
45 ml St. George Bruto Americano
45ml Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
90ml Fever-Tree Soda Water
Fill a highball glass with ice.
Add the St. George Bruto Americano and Cocchi Vermouth di Torino.
Add Fever-Tree Soda Water. We suggest 90ml, but you can adjust to your taste.
Stir gently and add the orange slice.
James Bond’s impact on drinking culture cannot be overstated, from his Martinis (shaken, not stirred) to the Vesper. But the Americano is Bond’s first drink order in “Casino Royale,” the 1953 book by Ian Fleming that kicked off the series, and the cocktail again makes an appearance in later novels. The man was onto something, but the cocktail predates Bond by nearly a century.
The Americano was first served in the 1860s at Gaspare Campari’s bar in Milan, Italy. The drink, which features Campari and sweet vermouth in equal parts topped with sparkling water, is an effortless take on the Milano-Torino, which contained Campari and sweet vermouth, sans water. It’s believed that the name stems from its popularity among American tourists. And it’s possible that the name wasn’t affixed until the Prohibition era, when Americans absconded to Europe in droves, thirsty for good drinks.
The Americano is also thought to be the precursor to the Negroni. As the story goes, the Negroni was invented in Florence by the Italian Count Camillo Negroni in the early 20th century, when he asked a barkeep to tweak his Americano by replacing the club soda with gin.
Since the cocktail has only three ingredients, it’s important that each component be of the highest quality. Campari is the original, but in our opinion, St.George Bruto Americano is the best bitter liqueur for this cocktail. When St. George created their take on the bitter Italian liqueur, they had this specific cocktail in find and we think they nailed it. Cocchi vermouth di Torino is one of the best sweet vermouth that money can buy, and the fresh and crisp Fever-Tree soda water cuts through the bitter liqueur and rich vermouth. Just add a slice of orange to complete one of the most refreshing and thirst-quenching cocktails out there.
Producer Refer to individual product pages for details. Style Last Word Cocktail Bundle Volume 1 x 75cl, 1 x 70cl, 4 x 20cl ABV Refer to individual product pages for details.