Vermouth Cocktails

by0| PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2015 1:00 AM
Vermouth Cocktails
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. See the recipe for the Adonis ». Ingalls Photography
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