Sam Horwitz's Classic Cocktail Compendium

(With photos)


Américain

Stir all of the ingredients with ice, strain into a highball or collins glass over fresh cubed ice, and top with sparkling water or soda water. Garnish with a lemon peel.


I have no idea if anyone ever actually named this drink the way I have, but it’s quite good and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a pun².

  1. Salers is recommended for a drier, less alcoholic highball.

  2. Américain is French for American, like Americano is Italian for American and both also play on “amer” (bitter).

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