Vermouth Cocktail

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Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

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.

History:

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.
(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.

Harry Johnson, 1888

VERMOUTH COCKTAIL.
1 Glass Italian or French Vermouth.
4 Dashes Orange or 1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
Stir well and strain into cocktail glass

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Vermouth Cocktail contains 68 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 0.6 standard drinks
  • 14.27% alc./vol. (28.54° proof)
  • 8.1 grams of pure alcohol
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