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Americano cocktail

piccola May 20, 2013 05:44 PM

I love negroni, but in the summer I like to switch to the Americano because it's lighter. Any idea which bars -- if any -- serve it?

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    ngmatthe RE: piccola May 20, 2013 06:54 PM

    Barely anyone outside of a few italian restaurants will know what an americano cocktail is (but then again same goes for a negroni in Toronto just a little over 2 years ago). You will probably get a watered down espresso. If you want to get an americano cocktail, just order a negroni and ask them to hold the gin, and add some carbonated water instead.

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      piccola RE: ngmatthe May 21, 2013 05:08 PM

      Sigh. You're probably right - it's just something my family makes and it feels like summer to me. Maybe I'll just make it at home.

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        ngmatthe RE: piccola May 21, 2013 05:28 PM

        Try to order a negroni and hold the gin and add a bit more fizz, theyll think you are crazy but thats what an americano essentially is, so it should taste the same

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          piccola RE: ngmatthe May 22, 2013 03:59 AM

          Worth a shot!

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