Beer Americano

I don’t know about you but I am ready for a trip. Sometimes just a cocktail can do this trick of transporting me.

Here’s one of my favorite Italian twist cocktails. It’s one I discovered and wrote about in my book Cocktail Italiano.

Truly an inspiration, give it a try.

You can pick up a copy of my Cocktail Book here. Cocktail Italiano is a book that is filled with recipes and great travel guide will take you to the Italian Riviera anytime.

Beer Americano

Serves 1

This is a cocktail that has become very popular all along the Riviera. Substituting beer for the soda makes this a very refreshing summer choice. It was created in Milan for the opening of the Trussardi Flagship Store by resident bartender Tommaso Cecca. Perfect for a sweltering summer evening. I love it.

Ingredients:

1 ½ ounces Campari

1 ½ ounces sweet vermouth

3 ounces lager beer

lemon zest, for garnish

Preparation:

Combine Campari, vermouth and ices cubes in a tall tumbler, stir to combine. Pour the beer into another glass, stir to create a stiff foam, reserve the foam with a spoon top the cocktiail with the beer foam, about 3 ounces.

*Note For a lighter Americano feel free to pour 2 ounces of the beer in to the cocktail as well. However, this should be done before you top the cocktail with the foam

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