The Americano was originally known as the Milano-Torino. It was named for the two cities where the main ingredients originated. Milan is the home of Campari and Turin is a major producer of vermouth. In the 1920's with was so popular with American expats that it eventually became known as the Americano. Today this classic is having a bit of a revival along with the renewed interest in vermouth and amaro.


  • Glass: chilled rocks glass
  • 1 1/2 oz. Campari
  • 1 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 3 oz. chilled club soda
  • Garnish: orange wheel


  1. Pour the Campari, vermouth and club soda into chilled rocks glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and stir.
  3. Garnish with orange slice.