The Americano is an International Bartenders Association official cocktail containing Campari, sweet vermouth and club soda. It is thought that the cocktail was first served in the 1860s in creator Gaspare Campari′s bar, Caffè Campari. An interesting fact: it was the first drink ordered by James Bond in Ian Fleming′s Casino Royale.
The X.Y.Z is a simple cocktail that is very tart. If you can’t handle the tartness, you can always add some sugar syrup to sweeten it
The Tom Collins is one of the most iconic gin cocktails and combines tartness from the lemon juice, sweetness from the sugar syrup and bubbles due to the soda water. It’s a long drink, perfect on warm summer evenings.