An Americano cocktail is a classic cocktail that is served over ice with a slice of orange. The Americano cocktail is refreshing and has a complex flavor profile that is both bitter and slightly sweet. However, since the base spirit gin is replaced by soda, this is a much lighter and easier drinking twist on the classic Negroni. It is often served as an aperitif, which is a drink that is enjoyed before a meal to stimulate the appetite. The drink is typically served over ice in a rocks glass and garnished with a slice of orange.
Build ingredients into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with orange zest.
The history of an Americano
The Americano cocktail has a fascinating history that dates back to the 1860s. The cocktail was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” because of the origins of its ingredients. The cocktail gained its current name during World War I when many Americans were in Italy and developed a taste for the drink. It wasn’t until the early 1900s that the cocktail gained its current name, “Americano.” The story goes that during World War I, many American soldiers were stationed in Italy and would often order the cocktail. Because of their fondness for the drink, it became known as the “Americano.” The Americano gained popularity in the United States during the 1930s, thanks in part to the popularity of the Negroni cocktail, which is a variation of the Americano that includes gin. Today, the Americano remains a classic cocktail that is enjoyed around the world.