To the untrained eye, this bright red cocktail could easily be mistaken for a negroni. The Americano cocktail, however, skips gin in favor of club soda, making for a slightly bittersweet drink. The base of the drink is an Italian cocktail called the Milano-Torino that was created in the mid-1800s at Caffe Camparino in Milan
. American tourists began to order the drink with a splash of soda water on top, bartenders dubbed the version the Americano, and the rest is history. Caffe Camparino was recently renovated and reopened as Camparino, but you can still order this classic cocktail there.