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Campari, $27
at K&L

Drink Like an Italian

The Americano
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. Sweet vermouth
  • Dash of seltzer

Mix Campari and vermouth in an old fashioned glass. Add ice and seltzer. Finish with a twist of lemon or a slice of orange.

It may be August and we're all anticipating the arrival of fall, but there's still plenty of sweltering days ahead of us. So we say sit back, relax and enjoy the last few weeks of summer with a nice drink. Of course, when it's this hot out sometimes a hard, boozy drink is the last thing you want. Which is why we recommend something cool, continental and made with Campari, the Italian aperitif crafted from aromatic herbs and orange peel. After all, nobody stays cool and stylish in humid conditions like Milanese men. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Campari is almost a ritual in Italy—a way for you to shake off the workday and ready yourself for dinner. While the negroni is the standard choice for a Campari cocktail, the Americano is a lighter, more refreshing way to go.

  • Campari Soda, only sold in Italy, has been packaged its distinctive bottles, designed by Fortunato Depero, since 1932.

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