Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A few nights ago my husband/bartender and co-conspirator asked if I’d like an aperitif before dinner. That’s Fancy Pants language for before-dinner-drink. (Hey…I’m not from the sophisticated cosmopolitan part of Philadelphia (I'm south of Philly!)and I do live in the rural south now). Either way, I enjoy tipping a glass back.
I’m also always willing to wet my whistle and enjoy some appies……this led me to try my first Vermouth Cocktail. An aperitif is served before the meal to stimulate appetite.
1 part sweet Vermouth
1 part dry Vermouth
2 dashes of orange bitters
Add ingredients to a mixing glass of ice and stir for a few seconds. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
It’s a lovely start for a meal to come. Sit back and enjoy some toasted baguette, olives, whatever suits you.