Americano

Denzil

Balhannah, Australia

Artist's Description

Equal quantities of Campari and sweet or dry vermouth, according to which recipe you use, and a splash of soda water, garnished with a slice of orange and a twist of lemon.

First served in the 1860s in Gaspare Campari’s bar, it was originally known as a Milano-Torino, so named because Campari comes form Milan and Vermouth from Turin (Torino). It was renamed as a compliment to Americans after Italians noticed that lots of Americans really seemed to like it.

Apparently this is the first drink James Bond is recorded as ordering, in Ian Fleming’s first novel in the series, Casino Royale.

Thanks to Wikipedia

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FEATURED in Artistic Libation, November 2011

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