Recipe: Smoked Cola Americano

Sometime in the 1860’s, Gaspare Campari [yes, the man behind the Italian bitters-style aperitif, Campari] took the classic Negroni and swapped out the gin for soda water. The drink was so popular with his American guests that he decided to call it the “Americano”. It’s a cocktail I happen to love, and I’m not even American.

Anyway, in a moment of pure genius I thought: “Geez, the Americano could be even more delicious with smoked cola”.


  • 30ml Campari
  • 30ml Maidenii Sweet Vermouth
  • 120ml Strange Love Smoked Cola
  • Garnish: orange zest


Pour Campari and vermouth into tall glass over ice, then stir. Top with smoked cola. Add orange zest to garnish.

Recipe Smoked Cola Americano - cocktail


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