This easy-to-prep version of the classic Americano comes courtesy of author Jennifer McCartney’s new drink book, Cocktails for Drinkers ($15; amazon.com). Featuring 100 recipes that require three ingredients or less, it's the perfect resource for after-work cocktails. Get the full recipe here.

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Arianna Friedman
Mar 14, 2016 @ 8:30 am

Ah, the Americano. We can always count on the pink aperitif, made of Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda, to add a little flair to any evening—even on a Monday. With the perfect blend of bitter herbs and fruit, the deceptively simple drink, named after Americans who migrated to Italy during the Prohibition Era, will take your taste buds straight to the coast of Positano.

This easy-to-prep version comes courtesy of author Jennifer McCartney’s new drink book, Cocktails for Drinkers ($15; amazon.com), which features 100 recipes requiring three ingredients or less, rendering it the perfect resource for after-work cocktails. Scroll down to get started.

The Americano

Makes: 1 drink

Ingredients

2 oz Campari ($34; citywinecellar.com)
2 oz sweet vermouth
Splash of club soda
Orange peel or wedge for garnish (optional)

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Directions

1. Combine and serve over ice.
2. Garnish with an orange peel or wedge.

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