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.

  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 5 mins
  • Active: Under 5 mins

Ingredients (6)

  • 1 part vodka
  • 3/4 part Campari
  • 1 part freshly squeezed orange juice, chilled
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • 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.