Archived entries for Vermouth

The Scofflaw


From Imbibe Magazine: Appropriately named after the term given to those who clandestinely sipped spirits throughout Prohibition, this cocktail, featured in Imbibe contributor Ted Haigh’s book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, debuted in 1924 at Harry’s Bar in Paris.

  • 1.5oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1oz dry Vermouth
  • 0.75oz fresh lemon juice
  • 0.75oz Grenadine
  • ice cubes

Tools: mixing glass, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: lemon twist

Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.
From Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh

The Brooklyn


  • 1 1/2oz rye whiskey
  • 3/4oz dry vermouth
  • 1/4oz maraschino
  • dash of amer picon (i’ve used orange bitters)

stir over ice & strain into chilled cocktail glass.
garnish with orange twist.



A longer lighter alternative to the Negroni.

Measures & Instructions:

  • 1oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1oz  Campari
  • soda

Shake vermouth & campari together with ice, strain into an ice filled tall bar glass. Top with soda to taste & garnish with an orange slice and lemon peel.



“The [campari] bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.” – Orson Welles 1947

Not a huge fan of campari but this is a classic if you do. For a longer, lighter drink based on the same ingredients try an Americano.

Measures & Instructions:

  • 1oz gin
  • 1oz sweet vermouth
  • 1oz campari

Shake ingredients together with ice, and strain into an iced old-fashioned glass (short straight-sided).
Twist a piece of orange peel over the drink then throw it in for good measure.

The Churchill


Measures & Instructions:

  • 1.5 oz  Scotch whisky
  • 0.5 oz  Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.5 oz Cointreau

Shake ingredients together with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.

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