Time for brunch and I have the perfect cocktail! The Americano and Americano is my interpretation of a popular cocktail paired with espresso coffee. This is a great coffee cocktail to serve for brunch this weekend. I first tasted the Americano and Americano at The Chloe in New Orleans. This is my interpretation of their nuanced drink.
The Americano cocktail is typically made with Campari, sweet vermouth, and soda. Campari is quite bitter so Aperol is a sweeter substitute with only a hint of bitterness. Paired with the cold brew coffee, it creates a lovely balance and a full-flavored day drink.
Caffe Americano coffee is a shot of espresso diluted with hot water. The espresso adds richness and depth to the morning cocktail. You can either make your own espresso or buy a premade cold brew.
I love this coffee-based drink and hope that you do too. Happy brunching! Check out more of my cocktail recipes here.