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Why You Want an Americano, Americano, Americano (Spritz, that is)…

Appetito's aperitivo expert shares a refreshing summer cocktail that uses an Italian aperitivo you should know.

1:01 PM EDT on July 7, 2023

The term "Americano" is all over the Italian vernacular, most commonly with references to either nationality or a particular coffee order. Riccardo Massetti of Cremini's in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, wants you to extend the familiar word to a refreshing aperitivo that uses Cappelletti, a crimson bitter that makes for a nice alternative to the familiar spritz pairings with Prosecco. See how to make it below.

Americano Spritz

Americano Spritz

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Recipe by Riccardo Massetti


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  • 1/3 1/3 Cappelletti (wine-based bitter)

  • 2/3 2/3 Prosecco

  • 1 1 orange slice


  • In a cocktail glass with ice, add the Cappelletti.
  • Pour the Prosecco over the Cappelletti.
  • Gently stir.
  • Add orange slice.
  • Enjoy!

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