Drink Recipes Ep 013

Both of the cocktails this week highlight Interrobang brand vermouth. The Interrobang (‽) is a punctuation symbol that combines an exclamation point and question mark, appropriate for a discussion of dialogue tags.

This episode, we chose drinks that let the vermouth shine, while the other elements enhance and emphasize it. This mirrors the way your dialogue should stand as the backbone of a scene, with the dialogue tags and action beats as support.

“The Nod”

Interrobang’s sweet vermouth is herbaceous in a way that reminds me a little of aromatic bitters, with a sweet red wine base. Orange helps smooth out those herbal notes, while the dry maraschino helps balance and highlight the sweetness of this low-abv drink.

  • 2oz Interrobang Sweet Vermouth
  • .5oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • .25oz maraschino liqueur
  • 3oz seltzer
  • Orange wedge (for garnish)
  1. Combine all (except orange wedge) in a highball glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir gently.
  3. Garnish with the orange wedge.
“Said Isn’t Dead”

Interrobang white vermouth has a lovely spice note that almost reminds me of holiday baking spice. Grapefruit and honey add a little complexity that makes those flavors stand out, while vodka gives this one a hidden punch.

  • 2.5oz Interrobang White Vermouth
  • 1oz vodka
  • 1oz grapefruit juice
  • .5oz honey syrup
  • Lemon wheel (or dried lemon wheel) for garnish
  1. Pour all into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well until chilled.
  3. Strain into a martini or coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel, or float a dried lemon wheel on top.

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