Recipe: Americano

In the July 1st ’13 issue of OC Register Metro magazine we dust off the 3 piece suits, refill our Zippo lighters and stock the drink carts to pay homage to the OC ad industry in this Mad Men inspired cover story package. Metro explores how the industry has changed over the past 30 years, who the key players are … and, of course, how to stay ‘creatively inebriated’ in this cocktail feature. Six classics, with their own modern twists, round out the feature and keep our whistles wet and our words loose. Get all the recipes, or just tide yourself over until happy hour (Death & Taxes, Diablo Smash, Bistango Manhattan, Sazerac & Singapore Sling).

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Classic inspired cocktail by Bistango in Irvine, CA.


  • 2 shots Campari
  • 2 shots sweet vermouth
  • Club soda


  • Fill glass with ice cubes.
  • Build with the Campari and vermouth.
  • Top off with club soda.
  • Garnish with orange slice.

Serves 1

Preparation time: 2min

Total time: 3min

Easy print recipe card:

Americano Recipe classic cocktail recipe made with campari, sweet vermouth and club soda by Bistango in Irvine, CA. OC Register Metro #magazine Mad Men inspired cover story | #photo by Luke Adam Hodsdon