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A campari cocktail, very bitter in taste. We're building both a normal americano and a dry americano to see which tastes ...
best, if either.
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Welcome to Common Man Cocktails. I'm your host Derrick Shommer. Today we’re going to create the Americano. But not only I'm going to create the Americano, we’re going to create the Americano in two different variants because I don’t know which one I like. If either, because we’re using Campari which is a little bitter. This is Campari, it's just bitter. And then on top of which, Nick who sent the recipe in suggest that the dry Americano or Americano dry or I'm not sure, I'm just going to label this Americano. That is bitter and dry. I don’t know if that’s going to go over well with everybody. So, we will do a sweet. We will do dry, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth.
Campari, we’re going to top it with club soda. This is a club soda I made myself personally with my soda stream and a little bit of baking soda. So that’s it. We’re going to build it in two little ball glasses so it doesn’t need to get fancy or crazy. That’s it. So let’s do that right now. That should be good there. We will do the Campari. That was a Collin problem right here.
All right, we’re going to do an ounce and ½ of the Campari. We’re going to do it, pour it in both at the same time. Well not at exact same time because that would be a messy. That would be really cool, for about three seconds. All right, then, we will put the top on. We will do the sweet on this side. I'll even put the vermouth next to it so we’ll know. We will do an ounce and ½ of sweet vermouth. Again, pretty intense, this is really not too-too much room for the club soda. So, that may or may not be good. It says fill with club soda. Of course tat all depends in how big of the glass you're using. So you could try a bigger glass if that is so pleasing to you.
Fill it right to the top. So what I would do if I were you if you have glasses that are little larger than this, maybe a little better or you just cut your ingredients in half depending on which way you want to go. But for us, this will do just fine. I'll go to the sweet first. All right, it looks very red. It looks like a sloe gin. That’s weird. This is not a drink I’d want ever. It taste like what I could imagine eating a couple of bugs. It's almost dirty and bitter and there is a little bit of the lime and I'll wash it down with—
Now I'm much better. Maybe a little bit better, the dryness somehow is playing a little better. You are going to like Campari because my tongue is numb with bitterness like bitter not like sour. There is a difference between sour and bitter. This is sour like whoa. I was kind of cool and this doesn’t go away. It keeps coming in my whole mouth. All right, definitely I would suggest this to people who like Campari.
Overall, this is not a drink that I’d want to drink ever again. I've done like over almost 300 episodes and there have been some that you're like “whoo, that’s kind of powerful, I don’t know if I’d have that everyday”. Those are like wow. It was a good experience. I'm not sure when I'm ready to have a second one. This, a good experience, no. it's really not a good experience. It's very weird. Again, if you’ve never had this or if you’ve a chance to try it, I would take a sip of somebody’s first unless you're into bitter stuff. If you're into bitter stuff, go for it. Get yourself five bottles. But that is the Americano sweet and dry. The difference, sweet one doesn’t really change the bitterness that much, still get bitter. Dry, it's a little easier to take. I don’t know why because I thought I was going to like that one better. But I would go dry over sweet, just my opinion.
I'm your host Derrick Shommer. Don’t let this change your mind, definitely you want to go and try the Americano. Evrydaydrinkers.TV, leave me a comment and tell me what you guys think of Campari and we’re teaching you how to drink.