Originally served at Gaspare Campari’s bar in Milan, Italy, the Americano dates back to the 1860s. Drinkers will find Campari and sweet vermouth combined in equal parts topped with sparkling water to create a riff on the Milano-Torino, which contains Campari and sweet vermouth, but with no water. Named after American tourists, it is thought the area is popular with this group. And it’s possible that the name was not coined until the Prohibition era, when Americans fled to Europe in droves in search of good beverages.
In addition to this, it is thought that the Americano is related to the Negroni. It’s crucial that the three components of the cocktail are of the most excellent quality because the cocktail only contains three ingredients.
As long as Campari exists, everything will be fine. Vermouth must be fresh before you mix a cocktail, so you can choose your favorite sweet vermouth: If you add a good club soda or sparkling mineral water with plenty of bite, the bitter Campari and rich vermouth will be cut by the taste, rendering the finished drink refreshing and thirst-quenching.
The Americano’s low alcohol content and easy-drinking nature make it a perfect complement to daytime activities and pre-meal activities.