Recipe: The Americano


  • 1 measure Campari
  • 1 measure Italian vermouth
  • 1 measure Perrier
  • A dash of freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • 1 large slice of lemon peel

Shake together the Campari and vermouth with ice, pour into a highball glass (with extra ice if desired), add Perrier and juice, stir and serve with a slice of lemon.

This drink recipe comes from Ian Fleming’s story From A View To A Kill. This can be found in his novel For Your Eyes Only, written in 1960. Bond can be found ordering this cocktail at a café in Paris.

This article is not advocating the abuse of alcoholic beverages.
It is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age.


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