since September 2009 job Teacher/


Americano Cocktail 3 May 2011
6:27 pm

Hi Mr. Hess and All :)

People always talk about the right balance of ingredients in a cocktail.  In fact, Mr. Hess, I’ve heard you mention that a recipe should not call for, “the juice of one lime,” because lime sizes can vary.  So, it is somewhat confusing (especially for newer Home-Bartenders such as myself) to try and recreate a cocktail (especially a classic cocktail) when we see something such as “top with soda.”  I’ve seen Americano recipes that have 1oz of Campari, 1oz of sweet vermouth, and then soda amount ranges from 1oz. to 3oz.  So, what amount would you recommend?

Have a nice day :)