I am totally hooked on vermouth at the moment. Once again. My flavor of the “week” (or month, or year), is constantly changing, and sometimes I return to old favorites, but right now I am totally stuck on Barolo Chinato Cocchi.
This stuff is one of mankind’s greatest achievements! It make me so happy. I love it with a late-night snack, like ice cream, or popcorn, or just about anything, really. It is such an amazing blend of bitter, and sweet, and aromatics.
Vermouth really is a throwback to the kind of libation people were drinking 150 years ago. Also, this is the kind of beverage that gave way to what we know as Coca-Cola today.
I drink it at home mostly because it’s a pretty rare find in local bars. I hand chip a piece of ice in my home bar, and I just relax–it’s the best. Sometimes I add a little orange oil, squeezed from a peel.