The Americano is one of the most perfectly balanced cocktails. It’s bitter, sweet and refreshingly effervescent. In Italy, Campari makes something called Campari Soda (essentially an Americano sans sweet vermouth) that can be purchased at the grocery store pre-mixed, bottled and in six-packs. Sadly, Americans have yet to catch on, and the product is currently unavailable stateside. Fortunately, it’s easy to make your own version of the bittersweet bottled cocktail at home. All you need are bottles, caps, a capper, soda water and booze. Now, fixing yourself an Americano is as easy as opening your fridge and grabbing a bottle.
Note: Makes enough for 12 x 6-oz Champagne bottles. Before attempting, consult our guide to bottling cocktails.