Tag Archives: vermouth

Americano / Milano-Torino.

Americano / Milano-Torino. Not to be confused with the warm drink (a perfectly good espresso completely ruined by the addition of hot water), the Americano is a mixed drink that has a difficult time of things. Like its namesake it’s … Continue reading

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The 1015 + “the best bitters in the world*”.

The 1015. You’ll have to indulge me on this one if you’re not from the good ole Netherlands as all the ingredients in this drink hail from Amsterdam and are, at this time of writing, spectacularly unavailable beyond the Dutch … Continue reading

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Reduced alcohol drinks #3 – Sixteen Rum.

Sixteen Rum. In this third and final quickfire low alcohol series we stick with the Italian theme. Italian food and drink culture is big on flavour yet they still have a pretty healthy relationship with alcohol. That’s why the desire … Continue reading

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White Negroni

  White Negroni. Last week was international Negroni week and Negroni‘s are red. But we don’t like to colour inside the lines, do we? Nah, didn’t think so. So here we are with the White Negroni. If you’ve not already … Continue reading

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Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré. By popular request we’ll be looking at the Vieux Carré cocktail today. While another famous New Orleans cocktail that we looked at recently, the Sazerac, forces us to choose between Cognac or rye the Vieux Carré solves our … Continue reading

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Gin and It + vermouth.

Gin and It Gin and what? Gin and It. What’s It? It’s vermouth. Italian vermouth, also known as sweet vermouth or, if we’re being uncouth, red vermouth. It doesn’t get any simpler than this ancient combo. Sibling of the Martini, … Continue reading

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The Manhattan

The Manhattan Whiskey, vermouth, bitters. The Manhattan sounds simple. And it is. And it isn’t. You see everything depends on the whisky you use, which vermouth – and how much, and the same for the bitters. It’s a balancing act, a … Continue reading

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