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The Americano is a well-known cocktail made with bitter aperitif, vermouth and soda water. Its taste is reminiscent of the Negroni, but not quite as alcoholic. The bitter taste is more prominent in the Americano cocktail. Therefore, it is not suitable for everyone. Just try the cocktail yourself and convince yourself of its special taste. We show you the simple recipe below and hope you have fun preparing and enjoying it!

Americano Cocktail Recipe

  • 4 cl bitter aperitif
  • 4 cl Vermouth (Sweet)
  • Soda water

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour the bitter aperitif and vermouth into a tumbler.
  2. Lightly stir the ingredients with a bar spoon.
  3. Fill the tumbler with soda water.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lemon and then serve.
americano cocktail
Recipe by Chris


The Americano is relatively simple to prepare. First measure the bitter aperitif and vermouth with a jigger and pour the spirits into a tumbler filled with ice cubes. Stir these two ingredients gently with a bar spoon. Now pour the glass up to the brim with soda water and garnish the Americano with a slice of lemon. You can then serve the drink or enjoy it yourself.

Bar Accessories:

  • Tumbler
  • Stirring glass
  • Jigger

King class in terms of taste


47 Reviews

The drink tastes quite different from most cocktails. The drink has bitter and tart notes in the foreground. The alcoholic taste is also pleasant to taste. The Americano can best be compared to a Negroni, only not quite as alcoholic. Most cocktails are characterised by mildly sweet flavours. This drink is different. It’s best to try the Americano for yourself and see for yourself its tart-bitter-harmonious flavour profile.

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What is an Americano?

An Americano is one of the best-known bitter-tart cocktails. It is often served as an aperitif and impresses with its striking red colour and varied flavour profile.

How do you make it?

Simply mix the bitter aperitif and vermouth in a tumbler and pour soda water into the glass. Then you garnish the glass with a slice of lemon and serve the drink.

How does the drink taste?

The cocktail tastes quite different from most mixed drinks. It is dominated by bitter-tart notes. The alcoholic flavour is also pleasant to taste, but does not play to the fore unnecessarily. However, the cocktail is by no means sweet.

Is an Americano a Negroni?

No, an Americano is not a Negroni. However, the Americano is said to have been the predecessor of the Negroni. Count Camillo Negroni wanted his Americano to taste more intense and stronger. So he added gin to the Americano instead of soda water. This is how the cocktail was born.