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Booze You Can Use: Have an Americano

Americano

As you might have read, I'm a fan of the negroni. Sometimes, however, I'm in the mood for something a tad lighter, with less alcohol. The Americano captures many of the same flavors as a negroni, as it shares two of its three key ingredients -- Campari and sweet vermouth -- but the gin is absent, and instead, it is served on the rocks and topped with a splash of soda.  When I was in Portland for PDX Cocktail Week, I had the pleasure of enjoying several bottled (and therefore pre-carbonated) Americanos at Clyde Common (pictured above). I'm going to try to replicate that this weekend with my iSi Twist & Sparkle.

Americano
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce sweet vermouth
Club soda

Pour Campari and vermouth into a rocks glass (or a highball glass; your choice) over ice. Stir, then top with a splash of club soda (to taste) and garnish with an orange or lemon twist.

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