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Split Your Vermouth to Make the Best Cocktails. Here’s Why.

If you think about what vermouth brings to the table in a cocktail, you’re generally looking at a harmonious bouquet of botanicals, the product of a proprietary recipe, and that means you’re working with a direct expression of one single producer. There’s nothing technically wrong with that––every element of its recipe was likely chosen for a reason––but tapping into what other vermouths have to offer opens up a whole new world of aromatics and flavors.
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Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

Cable Car

Try this modern San Francisco classic.1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 cup sugar1 lemon wedge1 1/2 ounces spiced rum3/4 ounce Marie Brizard orange curaçao1/2 ounce simple syrup1 ounce lemon juiceGarnish: orange spiralStir together the cinnamon and sugar in a wide-mouthed bowl or on a saucer.Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lemon wedge and dip in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat.
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Duck Fried Rice

“It’s a fusion and reflection of our culinary direction and cocktail creativity,” says Laine Peterson, the manager of The Up Room in Chicago’s Robey hotel, about this cocktail variation on the popular Chinese side dish. “It’s something familiar, a Moscow Mule meets globally influenced comfort food in drink form.
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