|1 2/3 fl oz||Noilly Prat Extra Dry|
|1/6 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|1/24 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|2 dash||Boker's bitters|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above.
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 Savoy Cocktail Book but with a much-simplified recipe:
"1 Glass Italian or French Vermouth
4 Dashes Orange or 1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
Stir well and strain into cocktail glass."