Cherry Americano


Don’t be fooled by this Shirley Temple lookalike—it’s a boozy, bittersweet spritz made with Campari.

Cherry Americano

Greg DuPree

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 drink

Word has it that the Americano cocktail was named for the American expats who adored the drink in when it was introduced in the late 1860s in Milan, Italy. The drink is made with equal parts Campari, a bitter aperitif that’s bright red in color, and sweet vermouth, plus a pour of club soda. The latter makes the Americano easier to drink than its punchier (and more alcoholic) cousin, the Negroni. This version includes a touch of maraschino cherry juice to balance out the drink's flavors.


  • 2 tbsp Campari

  • 2 tbsp sweet vermouth

  • 4-6 tbsp club soda

  • 1 tsp. maraschino cherry juice

  • Orange slice and/or cherry, for garnish


Fill a glass halfway with ice. Add the Campari, sweet vermouth, club soda, and maraschino cherry juice. Stir to combine. Add an orange slice and/or cherry directly to the drink.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 62mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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