Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Vermouth Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  42
1/2 large bar glass ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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fine
2 dash Angostura bitters

Ingredient: Angostura bitters

What it is:  Bitters

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or Peyschaud bitters
1 jigger Italian vermouth

Ingredient: Italian vermouth

What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinn

Substitution:  vermouth

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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peel or cherry

Mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, two dashes Angostura or Peyschaud bitters, one jigger Italian vermouth. Mix well, strain into cocktail-​glass; add a piece lemon-​peel or cherry.