Friday, May 27, 2011

Americano on a Sunny Day

When it was hot out (which it never is in Seattle, it seems), and we’d be sitting under the Italian sun with pals, I loved sipping on an Americano:

This particular one was had when pals Keith and Tasha were visiting us in Italy, way back in October. Dang, it was tasty (as drinks are always tastier when had with pals, this one was extra tasty). If you don’t know, the Americano is a simple drink to make (it traces back to 1860, by the way, when Mr. Gaspare Campari himself served it up at his bar): just two ounces of Campari and sweet vermouth each over ice in a highball glass, topped with club soda, stirred, and garnished with an orange slice or half. And yes, they are also tasty when had outside of Italy (though maybe not as tasty).

*Note: We were on pre-tirement, and now we’re back. Want the full story? Start the pre-tirement journey here. Want to go backwards? Read the last pre-tired post here and scroll back. Or, just keep coming back for pretty Italy pictures.

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