Lemon zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
|1 2/3 fl oz||Strucchi Dry Vermouth|
|1/6 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)|
|1/24 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|2 dash||Boker's bitters|
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Well-balanced bitter-sweetness dominated by vermouth (hence the name) with faint maraschino but perhaps the most important ingredient is the most hidden, the dashes of bitters. Hence, dash well and judiciously.
This cocktail first appears in Harry Johnson's 1888 New & Improved Bartender's Manual. It also features in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book but with a much-simplified recipe.
102. VERMOUTH COCKTAIL.Harry Johnson, 1888
(Use a large bar glass.)
¾ glass of shaved ice ;
4 or 5 dashes of gum ;
2 or 3 dashes of Bitters (Boker's genuine only) ;
1 wine glass Vermouth ;
2 dashes of Maraschino ;
Stir up well with a spoon ; strain it into a cocktail glass, twist a piece of lemon peel on top, and serve.
VERMOUTH COCKTAIL.Harry Craddock, 1930
1 Glass Italian or French Vermouth.
4 Dashes Orange or 1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
Stir well and strain into cocktail glass
One serving of Vermouth Cocktail contains 68 calories.