Master of Cocktails Americano Bolognese

Well hello there you. Time for another #MasterofCocktails me thinks. This week we made a twist on a classic, which is genuinely better than the real thing. We’re making an ‘Americano Bolognese’.

I have a real problem with ‘regular’ Americanos. They take one of the best drinks in the world (Camparisoda) and ruin it. This concoction, however, stands entirely on its own two feet, borrowing only the booze-ingredients from the original.

So – a quick thank you to @nuloungebar, and @MaverickDrinks for the recipe, and then straight into it.

Master of Cocktails Americano Bolognese ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

Grab yourself a cocktail shaker, and add 35ml Campari.

Master of Cocktails Campari

Next up, 35ml red vermouth. I prefer Antica.

Master of Cocktails Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth

2 good shakes Angostura bitters

Master of Cocktails Angostura Bitters

Now a handful of ice, pop that in.

Master of Cocktails Ice

Followed by a wedge of Orange, skin still on (into the shaker).

Master of Cocktails orange wedge

Now grab a piece of root ginger about the size of a brazil nut…

Master of Cocktails Ginger

…and run it up into very small dice, and add to the shaker.

Master of Cocktails diced ginger

You could juice the ginger if you’ve got the inclination, but shaking the dice works just as well.

Master of Cocktails adeed ginger

Give it a shake and then strain the drink into a rocks glass with fresh ice in.

Master of Cocktails Strain

Now top off with tonic water (about 100ml).

Master of Cocktails Tonic Water

Finally, garnish with a Lemon twist, and serve.

Master of Cocktails Garnish

The Americano Bolognese. My new best thing.

Master of Cocktails Americano Bolognese




Master of Cocktails @stephenhparsons Americano Bolognese

Here’s @stephenhparsons’ Americano Bolognese from playing along at home – enjoy the awesomeness Stephen!

Next week’s ingredients haven’t actually been released yet, but suffice it to say, we’ll be making a 2014 Manhattan…