americano

Pronunciation: [ah-meh-ree-KAH-noh]

A bittersweet apéritif made with sweet vermouth, campari and sparkling water, served over ice in a highball glass and garnished with a slice of lemon or orange. See also negroni.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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