About this cocktail
As we continue to dance through our introduction into cocktails and the significance of three ingredients in their history, we decided there was no better cocktail to base this month on than the classic Americano. Not only did it inspire the Negroni and a whole category of drinks, spritzers are so hot right now and it’s not just because it’s summer.
First served in 1860, the Americano is the true aperitivo with its three ingredients (vermouth, bitters and soda). It’s something the Italians have done for centuries – partake in the cheerful tradition known as ‘Aperitivo hour’, drinking a light, alcoholic beverage before a meal to stimulate the appetite and tantalise the tastebuds.
Our VeTonica is made with uniquely Australian ingredients, Maidenii, VEVE and Strange Love Light Tonic, which are all premium craft beverages produced in Melbourne. Switching the soda in a classic Americano for a light tonic adds a delicious citrus twist and the benefits of cinchona while keeping its super low calorie profile.