Thursday, February 2, 2017

Vermouth Cassis

A fizzy dessert drink with the flavor of black currant and European herbs, I'm still trying to wrap my head around why people like creme de cassis in just about everything. The likely truth has to do with how Europeans tend to drink. Euro cocktails are rarely stronger than a glass of wine. The love vermouth because it is stronger than wine, but they tend to have to water it down with soda. Creme de cassis just makes everything gooey like blueberry pie. So drinking a pie flavored soda that you can sip on all day makes sense, as long as you realize that drinking in Europe is a marathon not a sprint.
  • 2 oz. dry vermouth (Mancino used)
  • 1 oz. creme de cassis (G. E. Massenez used)
  • sparkling water
 Pour all ingredients in a highball glass full of ice and stir. 

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