A Vermouth Cocktail From Spain to Get You Through Thanksgiving

I’ll be drinking this in a few hours, so I figure I share with those who need something to calm your nerves on this festive day.

This is a traditional vermouth cocktail (vermut còctel) that you would find in any tapas or pintxo bar in Spain. It’s easy to make and you can find Primitivo Quiles Vermouth Rojo ($20 a bottle) in any decent wine store. It’s worth searching for.

  1. Spray a tall cocktail glass with Angostura bitters or just swirl a few drops around.
  2. Pour 1oz. of a fresh citrus juice like grapefruit, lime or lemon
  3. Pour 2 oz. of Spanish Vermouth
  4. Top with tonic water and ice
  5. Garnish with citrus peel

Drink in a corner and dream of serenity.

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