Maideni Americano – Cocktail Recipe

National finalist, Mark Reginato was one of our young waiters in 2009. He developed a fantastic cocktail that featured at one of our young excellence dinners. The beauty of this cocktail recipe is that is quite simple to prepare at home but looks stylish and sophisticated. Mark is not only a superb waiter and restaurant manager, but is now a business owner. He started his own boutique wine agency Connect Vines a few years ago, expanding his portfolio each year. He is proud to be able to be in an industry that he loves and is much more than a career.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Skills needed: minimal
Serves: 1

30 ml Maidenii Sweet Vermouth
30 ml Campari
90 ml Club Soda
Pink Grapefruit Twist
Fresh Rosemary Sprig
Increase ingredients per person

using a zester, peel a long piece of pink grapefruit skin working your way around the grapefruit so the piece looks like a curly streamer. Cut the rosemary stick into 6-7cm lengths. Twist the grapefruit zest around the rosemary stick to use as a garnish
Half fill an old-fashion glass with ice. Add the Maidenii Vermouth, Campari & gently stir. Top up with Club Soda, add a garnish of pink grapefruit twist & rosemary sprig


  • serve in a high-ball glass and serve with double the Club Soda for a longer, thirst quenching drink
  • cut the rosemary stick longer to use as a swizzle stick
  • perfect for an afternoon pre dinner drink


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