A Vintage Americano - The Perfect Picnic Drink

A Vintage Americano – The Perfect Picnic Drink


Twentieth century foodie, gourmand and all around good cook, James Beard declared that “picnicking is one of the supreme pleasures of outdoor life." Indeed. No other dining experience seems quite so decadent. The fresh air, the natural setting, the creative food choices, the deliciously idle intentions. Picnics have a wonderful way of engaging all of our senses in such a fantastic way. It’s almost overwhelming.

Here are the recipes I would like to share with you for a Great American Picnic.


  • 1 1/2 oz. Campari
  • 1 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 oz. Club Soda
  • Ice Cubes
  • Twist or Slice of lemon or orange for garnish


  1. Add the campari and vermouth to an old-fashioned glass.
  2. Add ice cubes and club soda. Stir to combine.
  3. Garnish with a slice or twist of lemon or orange.

Get All of The Recipes for the Vintage Picnic

Katherine Stolz Barber

Katherine is the chief storyteller and curator of the culinary history blog and shop In The Vintage Kitchen. When she’s not busy digging through research archives or whipping up old recipes, you can find her scouting for vintage treasures and inspiring stories around the country with her husband, Bradley, and their insatiably hungry pup, Indie.

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