Tag Archives: Vermouth

Holiday Cocktails with Martini’s Rosso Pink Vermouth

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 […]

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A Twist on Nigella’s “Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail” with Pink Vermouth

The recipe for Nigella Lawson’s “Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail” that Glenn posted earlier in the week had me daydreaming about the light, festive drink and as soon as I had a chance, I dashed out and replenished my supply of Martini & Rossi’s Rosato Vermouth. I felt, though, that there was a way to take the […]

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Holiday Cheer with Rosato Vermouth

When Martini “Rosato” Vermouth debuted in America, we were early promoters. How could we not be? As founders of the Rosé Society whose mission is to promote the appreciation of “pink” wines and aficionados of Vermouth, this wine was made with us in mind. Blended from red and white wines with  flavors of pomegranate, raspberry, cinnamon […]

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Incidentally – They Do Make Pink Vermouth – Martini “Rosato”

       I drink pink wine, then why not pink vermouth? Martini “Rosato” was introduced to the American market last summer. I first encountered it at a vermouth tasting conducted by Carl Sutton of Sutton Cellars held at The Boston Shaker last fall. (My post about that wonderful event may be read here.) The attendees, […]

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Class in Session – Carl Sutton in the House

Vermouth has moved out of the shadows of mixology and  gained respect both as an ingredient but also as an aperitif. Once upon a time, Carl Sutton realized that he could and would make Vermouth and he did; we are now the beneficiaries of that epiphany.  On Oct. 29th, Carl gave a guided tasting of four […]

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Vermouth Cont’d – The Quality Quandary

When i began mixing cocktails at home, I was in a quandary. One of the principal tenets of my culinary training had been an emphasis on quality ingredients – to make a superb dish, begin with the best raw materials. In other words, no silk purses from second-rate pig ears. I was using good, if […]

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Campari Calling: Americano

Winston-Salem: Milano-Torino. Thankfully this isn’t the SAT or the GRE. But if you visit Campari’s site (which incidentally is repeated word for word on Wikipedia‘s entry) you will discover the Americano was first called the “Milano-Torino” for Campari which hails from Milan and Cinzano, the vermouth, endemic to Turin. The drink is straightforward: equal parts […]

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Sunday Night Cocktail Class with Adam Lantheaume of The Boston Shaker

We Wineaux are an adventurous bunch – with our ears to the ground, always on the look out for the new and worthwhile, ready to go with a trend if we find it appealing.  A phenomenon of the Ought Decade, cocktail culture has grown in prominence. Every restaurant and bar now offer a signature – […]

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