Whether it's an afternoon break at a cafe, an aperitif at sunset, or to accompany your tapas, you'll be tempted to have your glass filled with the herbal, bittersweet liquid because it's refreshing, low-ish in alcohol, and pairs fabulously with food.
Yes, you can simply order your vermouth on the rocks but we prefer it con sífon or soda water. That simple addition lightens up the drink and makes it even more of a session cocktail and even lower alcohol.
This cocktail recipes is so simple it barely deserves to be called a recipe. You simply combine vermouth and soda to the ratio you like and serve it. But we like ours with a few key garnishes!
The key is to top the vermouth and soda with a slice of orange and a skewered olive. They may seem like trivial, afterthoughts of garnishes but they're both essential in our book. Why? The essential oils of the citrus and the oil from the olive get mixed in as you stir, swish, and sip the drink and it makes this simple combination so much more complex.
And if you really want to knock it out of the park we insist that the skewered olive be grilled like the jarred ones we have in our store. They're addictive as is and even more spectacular in cocktails!
And the perfect pairing for foods that are vinegary, fried, or sauce-y, aka all the things you come across when you eat in Spain. Go ahead, make it for yourself and then share the results on social by tagging us @saltandwind.
To Make One Vermouth Cocktail: Fill a glass with ice then add the orange slice. Add the vermouth and the soda water and give it a stir. Garnish with a skewered olive and serve.
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