We could call it a Campari & Soda but Campari is not my first pick, so I call it an Americano-ish. An Americano is a classic cocktail made from Bitter Americano/Aperitivo, Sweet Vermouth and Soda. I call this recipe Americano-ish because I skip the sweet vermouth and just go for the distinctly bitter and bright red Bitter Americano or Aperitivo (everyone has a different name for it but it’s most recognizably known as Campari)

I prefer La Sirene RossoSt. George Brut Americano, and Leopold Bros Aperitivo all with superior taste, and sans questionable ingredients. 

Soda: Fever Tree Club Soda, Found Bubbly, Topo Chico 


all units: U.S. Imperial

  • 6 oz Bitter Americano (3 oz each)

  • 2 oz chilled soda water (2 oz each)

  • 1 orange

  • 4 green olive

In a rocks glass pour the Bitter Americano over ice (preferably standard cubes, not a large single cube) top with soda water. Slice the orange into wedges. Squeeze one wedge into the cocktail and gently stir. Garnish with a second orange wedge and two green olives.

Serves 2