Blood Orange Vermouth Cocktail


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Appears in

The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels

The Forest Feast Mediterranean

By Erin Gleeson

Published 2019

  • About

After a few days in Spain, I noticed that people around me at cafes were all ordering a red drink I didn’t recognize. I asked a server what it was and he answered, “vermut.” Just vermouth, I thought? Straight? I’m used to seeing it mixed into cocktails, but in Spain I quickly learned to love it on the rocks as an apéritif. Some places also throw in soda and bitters, and the garnish is usually orange, but it varies. It’s a drink that is typically enjoyed on Sunday afternoons, perhaps the way I might drink a Bloody Mary.


Pour over a glass of ice

  • 6 oz (180 ml) sweet red vermouth
  • a dash of bitters
  • a splash of soda


Stir & then add 1 large green olive on a toothpick & a slice of blood orange.