Plain Vermouth Cocktail.
5 1/2 Glasses French Vermouth. (2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth)
1 Teaspoonful Absinthe Bitters. (1 Dash Absinthe)
1 dessertspoonful Maraschino. (1 Dash Maraschino)
Shake (I stirred) very thoroughly and serve with a (Luxardo!) cherry.
A lot like the Chrysanthemum cocktail, this is a relatively pleasing light aperitif beverage. Or if you’re off kilter and need something in a drinking session relatively low alcohol to get you back on the path towards pleasant drunken-ness.
Again, sticking with plain old Absinthe for the “Absinthe Bitters” in this cocktail. I don’t know that breaking out the Gin and Wormwood makes much sense here.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.