Thank You Ver(y)mouth – Episode #473

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews the T. W. Hollister & Co. Oso de Oro Dry Vermouth from California. This is a free sample provided by T. W. Hollister.

Suggested cocktails from the samples mailed:

Hollister Takes Manhattan

– 2 ounces T. W. Hollister & Co. Oso de Oro Sweet Vermouth
– 1 ounce rye
– 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
– 1 house-prepared cherry

– Add the vermouth, rye, and bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir until cold. Strain into a coupe. Add a cherry.

Vermouth Over Martini

– 2 ounces T. W. Hollister Oso de Oro Dry Vermouth
– 1 ounce gin
1 lemon peel

– Add the vermouth and gin in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir until cold. Strain into a coupe. Add a lemon peel.

The Best “Maraschino” Cherries

– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup water
– 2 teaspoons lemon juice
– 1 cinnamon stick
– Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 pint sweet cherries
– 1/2 cup of Luxardo Cherry liqueur

– Clean and stem the cherries and pit them.
– Combine the sugar, eater, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla in a saucepan just big enough later hold the cherries too. Stir and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to medium and add cherries. Simmer for 7 minutes. remove from heat and add liqueur.
– Pour into a clean jar. Let cool to room temperature. Seal with lid and refrigerate. these can last a full year, depending on how quickly you go through them, and will stay good, if get a bit softer with time.

These drinks were from George Yatchisin’s “Vermouth Serves Cocktails Upside-Down.” edible Santa Barbera, Spring 2019, pp. 26-27.

Links for the show:

T. W. Hollister

What is Vermouth? – Wikipedia article

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