Sunday, March 29, 2015
Spring is right around the corner, and I'm already craving refreshing cocktails made with low alcohol spirits, fresh fruit, and topped with sparkling water. The cobbler is a classic made with a range of different spirits from bourbon, brandy, or sherry and are topped with crushed ice.
Today I bring you a Vermouth Cobbler, an extremely simple cocktail made with American Vermouth, Sugar, Orange Slices, and fresh herbs. I used BroVo's Pink vermouth, a wonderfully aromatic and fruity rosé vermouth made in Woodinville, Washington. I've topped it off with a sprig of rosemary to enhance the savory flavors found in the vermouth, a reminder that summer will be here soon!
Vermouth is a fortified wine - so essentially this is a grown-up wine spritzer! Use a high-quality vermouth to ensure the quality of your cocktails, and don't forget to store the vermouth in the refrigerator. The best part? As the party goes on, you can add more sparkling water and secretly hydrate!
3 oz BroVo Pink Vermouth
1/2 oz Simple Syrup or a Spoon of Sugar
Club Soda or Seltzer (I used Fever Tree Club Soda)
2 Orange Slices
Sprig of Rosemary
Muddle Sugar and an Orange Slice in the bottom of a high-ball glass. Add vermouth and top with crushed ice. Top with seltzer and garnish with a Rosemary Sprig and a Fresh Slice of Orange.