Americano 2.0

Naren Young, Dante | New York

A direct descendent of the Milano-Torino, the Americano, the low-alcohol highball consisting of Campari, sweet vermouth and soda water, got its name due to its popularity among American expats during Prohibition, who requested a splash of soda to soften the bittersweet profile of the drink. Dante’s Naren Young reboots this classic with a few subtle tweaks.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Martini Bitter
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Rouge
  • 1 dash Maldon salt solution (1:1, Maldon salt:water)
  • 6 drops orange citrate
  • ginger soda, to top (preferably Baladin Ginger)

Garnish: orange slice or wedge

  1. Combine all ingredients, except for the ginger soda, in a Collins glass over ice.
  2. Top with ginger soda.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice or wedge.
  4. Serve with a metal straw.

Tagged: aperitivo, Campari, dante