Karen Grill was tending bar there when a guest asked her, “What’s the point of vermouth?” Her response was this nicely dry nightcap that combines two kinds of vermouth.
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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce dry vermouth
2 dashes of orange bitters
1/2 ounce absinthe
1 mint sprig, for garnish
1 orange twist, preferably spiral-cut, for garnish
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine the sweet and dry vermouths with the bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled, ice-filled rocks glass and float the absinthe on top, slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon near the drink’s surface. Garnish with the mint sprig and orange twist.
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