Addington
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Addington
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.6 / 5
The Addington is a sophisticated and refreshing cocktail that elegantly blends the sweet and aromatic profiles of red and white vermouths. This drink strikes a balance with its dash of ... more The Addington is a sophisticated and refreshing cocktail that elegantly blends the sweet and aromatic profiles of red and white vermouths. This drink strikes a balance with its dash of soda water, adding a subtle effervescence to the palate. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, the Addington presents a harmonious mix of herbal and citrus notes, typically garnished with an orange peel twist to complement its complex flavors. Its roots go back to classic cocktail craftsmanship, offering a taste that is both nuanced and pleasantly approachable for those who appreciate the art of vermouth-based beverages.
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Base ingredient
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Red vermouth
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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9.6% | 1.44 units *

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Ingredients

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60ml 2oz 6cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Addington is a vermouth-forward drink, layering the herbal sweetness of red vermouth with the crisp white vermouth, while a spritz of soda water adds a fizzy lift. Offering a refreshing yet complex profile, it's a sophisticated choice for those who relish the nuanced flavors of vermouth.

Method
How to make a Addington

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the spirits to a mixing glass with ice and stir well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add a small touch of soda water
Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve
~ Don't go overboard on the soda water and serve. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Addington cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Addington cocktail is stirred, not shaken, to preserve the clarity and smooth texture of the drink. Stirring gently combines the vermouths without introducing air bubbles or excessive dilution, maintaining a silky mouthfeel and the delicate flavors of the vermouths.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any brand of vermouth for the Addington cocktail?

Yes, you can use any brand of vermouth for the Addington cocktail. However, high-quality red and white vermouths are recommended to achieve the best flavor balance. Each brand brings its unique characteristics, so experimenting with different vermouths can personalize the drink to your taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for an Addington?

The ideal serving temperature for an Addington is chilled, around 4-6°C (39-43°F). Chilling the cocktail ensures a refreshing experience and highlights the herbal and aromatic profile of the vermouths. It's best served in a chilled cocktail glass.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Addington compare to other classic cocktails?

With a 9.6% alcohol content, the Addington is relatively low in alcohol compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Manhattan or a Martini usually have an alcohol content around 30-40%. This makes the Addington a lighter option, suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is the Addington cocktail best suited for?

The Addington, with its balanced and refreshing flavor profile, is well-suited for early evening or brunch gatherings. Its elegance and lightness make it a perfect choice for receptions, relaxed afternoons, or as a sophisticated dinner aperitif, especially during spring and summer months.

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