Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Bottled Vermouth Cocktail

3/4 quart vermouth

Ingredient: vermouth

What it is:  Vermouth

A fortified wine, flavoured with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile.

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1/4 quart water

Ingredient: water

What it is:  Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.

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1 1/2 pony glass bitter

Ingredient: bitter

Also Known As:  aromatic bitters What it is:  Bitters

A bitters is an alcoholic beverage that contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and is typically flavored with citrus. There are numerous brands of bitters, which were formerly marketed as patent medicines but are now considered to be digestifs and are principally used as digestifs and as flavorings in cocktails. Bitters commonly have an alcoholic strength of 45% ABV and normally consumed only in small amounts as a digestif or when added as a flavoring agent.

Substitution:  Angostura bitters Substitution:  Peychaud bitters

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Three-fourths vermouth, one-fourth water, one and a half pony bitters. Mix and bottle. If desired sweet, add gum-syrup to taste.