Got a bottle of sweet vermouth but tired of the same Manhattans and Negronis? These 10 cocktail ideas will help you get through that bottle in no time.
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Cherry Heering and sweet vermouth round out this balanced variation on the classic Manhattan from Brandon Burkart of Haddingtons in Austin, Texas.
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Smooth Dolin vermouth and sloe gin (Plymouth's is made with a high-proof infusion of real sloeberries) are offset by fresh lemon juice in this rich and fruity (but not over sweet) cocktail from David Slape, featured in The PDT Cocktail Book.
This smooth drink is a variation on the Perfect Gin Manhattan (made with half French vermouth and half Italian), but features rich, slightly sweet Old Tom gin. Jason Littrell of Jbird Cocktails in NYC named the drink after Rachel Maddow, in the hope that she'd swing by the bar.
This cocktail is tasty and intriguing, at turns sweet, savory, and spicy, with hints of cloves and cinnamon. It's something like a cold mulled wine, which is perfect for the holidays. As a bonus, it's dead simple to make.
[Photo: Jessica Leibowitz] Mojitos and mint juleps are wonderful warm-weather drinks. But sometimes a late-spring or early-summer day requires a drink with a bit of an edge, a spark bright enough to match the waning light of a late sunset....
Let's be honest: The Bronx is unlikely to be anyone's favorite drink. But while it's not exactly bottled excitement, The Bronx is actually pretty good, and surprisingly refreshing. Be sure to use fresh-squeezed orange juice (and if you add a dash or two of Angostura bitters, you've got a somewhat tastier Income Tax Cocktail on your hands), and approach it with an open mind.
First documented 70 years ago in Arthur's Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em, the Cocktail à la Louisiane has been largely ignored since then. It's worth the effort to search out the ingredients (or a talented bartender in a well-stocked establishment) and bring this drink into the 21st century.