Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Squid Mixes: Americano
The drink was created by Gaspare Campari in the 1860s. In Italy, it was originally known as a Milano-Torino as it combined Campari from Milan and vermouth from Turin. The Americano name was an homage to the boxer Primo Carnera, the first Italian heavyweight champion in the United States. The Americano, not the vodka martini, is also the first drink ordered by James Bond in the first of Ian Fleming's original novels, Casino Royale.