All I wanted was an Americano
Everybody who got this with the original headline: Enjoy the typo!!!
With you on this. I went through a big Gin Rickey kick and hated how few bartenders knew how to make them even though they're both classic and easy. Worse, if I explained it I'd still frequently receive the wrong thing because the preparation is slightly unorthodox (no simple syrup!!) and people think they know everything. I remember one time going to Old Town Bar and asking for a "rye whiskey, half ginger ale half soda" and the (career) bartender replying "you mean a Press." I thought, thank God I'm in a real bar for a change.
I do love an Americano. Similarly, because I like anything in the bitter aperitif family, I recently ordered an aperol spritz and got a very unexpected and terrible blended concoction. Made me extremely sad.
I was drinking Americanos before I started drinking Negronis. You're right though; everyone seems to know how to make the latter, but not the former. And yet, they all know how to mix Red Bull & vodka. Shameful.
Thanks for the recommendation to The Capri Club