Saturday, September 26, 2015


With this drink, I've added to the Italiano series of drinks in which the word "Italiano" is used as an adjective, not a noun. I'll explain. All the drinks use the word to modify something, like Banana Italiano, for instance. My thinking was to do the reverse of the drink called Americano. The funny thing about the Americano is that it is composed of Italian liqueurs that somehow describes an American's taste for bitter cocktails.

My Itailiano is made with a lesser-known amaro called Meletti. It is sweeter than Campari and doesn't need vermouth--my Carpano Antica would have made it more bitter not less. Ok. Enough about it, here's how it's made.
  • 1 1/2 oz. Meletti Amaro
  • club soda
  • orange slice
Build drink in a highball glass with ice. Top with club soda, stir and add orange slice.

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