The Americano may not have the cult-like following or cachée that’s grown around the Negroni, but the major advantage of the drink is that it's low in alcohol. The lighter nature of the serve makes it an ideal choice summertime drinking!
Lemon or orange garnishes are interchangeable as far as we're concerned. We've always gone with the later, but don't be shy to experiment as it changes the drink quite dramatically.
The Americano's simplicity belies its complex flavour. The choice of vermouth is all important here and the ideal time to try the livelier, fruity end of the spectrum. Brands like Regal Rogue and Belsazar are good examples of fruity, bold and vibrant vermouths to use in the mix.