A play on the Americano cocktail, this bittersweet drink recipe was developed to serve at the fourth annual Joie de Mutt fund-raiser for San Francisco’s senior dog rescue, Muttville. This light and refreshing mix of vodka, Campari, fresh orange juice, and club soda makes a simple and sophisticated apéritif.
Game plan: If you’re making a batch of this cocktail ahead of time, mix the vodka, Campari, and OJ together and refrigerate, then add the soda and garnish just before serving.
1 part freshly squeezed orange juice, chilled
Orange twist, for garnish
Place the vodka, Campari, and orange juice in a cocktail shaker and stir to combine. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in the mixture. Add just a splash of soda and garnish with the orange twist.