Vermouth hasn't always played second fiddle to boozier spirits. In this elegant, low-alcohol drink from the early 1900s, a simple but fragrant mix of fino sherry, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters spotlights the fortified wine. The name comes from a popular 1884 Broadway musical of the same name. Any high-quality sweet vermouth will do, although we love Interrobang for its notes of bitter orange and baking spices. This recipe first appeared in our November 2014 issue with the story Vermouth on the Rise.
- 2 oz. fino sherry
- 2 oz. sweet vermouth (preferably Interrobang)
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Stir fino sherry, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Twist a 1" strip orange peel over cocktail; drop peel into glass.