2 ozs. dry vermouth
½ oz. maraschino liqueur
½ oz. lemon juice
2 dashes orange bitters
1 maraschino cherry
Shake […] well with ice. Strain over large ice cube in prechilled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with cherry.
For this recipe I used Noilly Prat vermouth, Luxardo maraschino, and Victoria Spirits Twisted & Bitter orange bitters. I garnished it with a homemade brandied cherry.
This was quite good. A little bit on the sour side, but in a good way. The vermouth dominates, so this isn’t one for the haters, but it’d be a good starter vermouth drink for those just beginning to acquire a taste.
This cocktail doesn’t show up in any of my other books. The only recipe I can find online is at CocktailDB, and it’s identical except it is served in cocktail glass instead. It’s a pretty classic cocktail style, though, like a Casino but with vermouth in place of the gin.
This post is part of my project to make, and where possible improve upon, all the cocktails in “Playboy’s Host and Bar Book” from 1971.