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