Vermouth Maraschino

Vermouth Maraschino

Vermouth Maraschino
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.

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2 thoughts on “Vermouth Maraschino

  1. Lisa

    Would you also consider a scofflaw to be a drink for people just getting into vermouth? Maybe more beginner, because it’s more complimentary there?

    Reply
    1. Yagowe Post author

      I was actually just drinking a Scofflaw last night. I guess what I meant by that is that it’s a good starter for people getting used to the taste of vermouth on it’s own. A Scofflaw will get you started on enjoying drinks that have a bit of vermouth in them, but I wouldn’t really see it acting as a stepping stone to a Martini.

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