Bright red and bittersweet, the Americano was born as the "Milano-Torino" at Caffè Camparino in the 1860's (the Campari came from Milan, the sweet vermouth from Turin). The cocktail eventually became known as the Americano due to its popularity with American expats during prohibition.
Enlarge Image Credit: MacKenzie SmithMAKES ONE DRINK
INGREDIENTS1.5 oz Campari
1.5 oz sweet vermouth
Soda water to top
Orange for garnish