Fiery orange cocktail in rocks glass with clear large cube and blood orange garnish on graphic black and white background.
Photography, Art Direction & Food Styling: Anthony Contrino

If you find that a Negroni is a bit too much, try its cousin, the Americano.  This cocktail is equal parts Campari and Sweet Vermouth topped with club water resulting in a bittersweet, bubbly and refreshing cocktail.


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 1 blood orange or orange
  • 1 ½ ounces Campari
  • 1 ½ ounces sweet vermouth
  • Club soda


  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel a (2-inch) strip of skin from the blood orange directly over a cocktail beaker to catch any oils; allow the peel to fall into the beaker.
  • Fill the beaker with ice.
  • Add the Campari and sweet vermouth and stir until very chilled, for at least 30 seconds.
  • Using a Julep strainer, strain the cocktail into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  • Top with club soda, to taste.
  • Peel another strip of skin from the blood orange and twist.
  • Rub the peel along the rim of the cup and drop into the cocktail; serve immediately.
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Drinks
Author: Anthony Michael Contrino