This week’s vintage cocktail is courtesy of The Buckstone Book of Cocktails, ca 1925. As vintage cocktails go, it’s slightly less intoxicating than most, being made with vermouth and sherry.
1/2 Italian vermouth
3 dashes orange bitters
Shake and strain.
It’s quite good, though it reminds me of some sort of pre-bottled apéritif.
I have no idea which D of M is supposed to have inspired this, but I shall pretend it is a tribute to the one and only miserly military genius John Churchill, as he is the only Duke of Marlborough who counts in my book.