Friday, July 1, 2011

A Perfect Holiday Drink

If you'd like a little Cocktail, and I don't mean Tom Cruise, or maybe I do... he was Born on the Fourth of July... this drink's perfetto!

So I say, drink an Americano this holiday weekend. 

Originally served in Gaspare Campari's Caffe, the Americano dates back to 1860's Milan.  Interestingly, the aperitif garnered its name as compliment to all the many Americans that enjoyed its refreshing, slightly bitter taste.  

As note, if you've never tried Campari, it's earthy and herbacious to say the least.  I like to describe the spirit as a stomach opener, as it stirs the digestive juices and encourages one's appetite. 

So, this is the perfect drink starter to a day of good eats and laughs.

As a bit of trivial knowledge, the Americano was also the first drink ordered by James Bond in the premiere novel of Ian Fleming's series, Casino Royale.  Don't you want one now?

Americano

1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
Club Soda
A Lemon Twist or Orange Slice

I also like to add a generous splash of this sparkling beverage! 

And, I prefer a highball glass instead an old fashioned.

Enjoy your Fourth of July, and please be safe!

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3 comments:

  1. oooo great drink for the weekend!!! lovely blog you have here!!! ur pictures are awesome!

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