Holiday Cocktails with Martini’s Rosso Pink Vermouth

Rosato + Chambord Unquestionably, our favorite holiday cocktails last year were ones based on Martini’s Rosso Vermouth.  While Glenn enjoyed this pink Vermouth chilled, on the rocks during the summer months, I felt that the Rosso’s spicy aromas and flavors – particularly those of cinnamon and clove – make it a natural for festive Christmas-time libations.

Chef Nigella Lawson’s popular “Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail” played off one of Rosso’s two dominant fruit flavors, making for a refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail. I made two versions that replaced the ginger ale in Nigella’s drink with inexpensive Cava for a slightly different take.

With the holiday season in full swing, I have been thinking of other variations, and decided to play up the other fruit flavor – raspberry.  After a bit of experimenting with proportions, I found that the following makes a tasty drink:

Combine 1 Part Chambord and 2 Parts Martini Rosso in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour into a glass and top with about 1 Part club soda or seltzer. Garnish with raspberries and/or pomegranate seeds.

Another iteration is straining the Chambord and Rosso into a Champagne flute and topping with Cava.  Again, you can add raspberries and/or pomegranate seeds for a pretty garnish.

From all of us at Wine Dine With Us, happy holidays!  Cheers!

 

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

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