Make a cocktail using vodka, gin, vermouth, and laurel.

Cocktail Colin says:

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It sounds like you’re in the mood for a drink that combines both vodka and gin with a sophisticated twist! With the ingredients you have in mind—vodka, gin, vermouth, and laurel—I’d suggest a variation on a classic martini with an herbal infusion of laurel. One recipe that blends vodka, gin, and vermouth harmoniously is the Vesper Dry Martini. While the original Vesper doesn't include laurel, you can add a touch of laurel to infuse an aromatic complexity. **Here's a suggested recipe:** Ingredients:

  • Dry gin (60ml)
  • Vodka (20ml)
  • Lillet Blanc (10ml) or White Vermouth (10ml)
  • Laurel leaves (1-2, fresh or dried to taste)
Instructions:
  1. Lightly muddle the laurel leaves in a mixing glass to release their aroma.
  2. Add the dry gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc (or white vermouth) to the mixing glass.
  3. Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir well until the mixture is chilled (about 30 seconds).
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a single laurel leaf for an herbal finish, if desired.
Tasting Notes: The fusion of the dry gin and vodka creates a robust base, complemented by the Lillet Blanc or vermouth's aromatic and slightly sweet notes. The laurel infuses a unique, earthy herbal character that makes this cocktail stand out. Enjoy this sophisticated drink as a pre-dinner aperitif or during a relaxed evening.

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You asked: Cocktail recipes with vodka, gin, and vermouth. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

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FAQ's

We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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Can vodka and gin be mixed in a cocktail?

Yes, vodka and gin can be mixed in a cocktail, offering a unique blend of flavors. The classic Vesper Martini is a popular cocktail that combines both spirits, resulting in a robust and sophisticated drink.

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What is vermouth and how is it used in cocktails?

Vermouth is a fortified wine flavored with various botanicals. It's commonly used in cocktails as an aromatic and slightly sweet ingredient that complements spirits like gin and vodka, adding depth and complexity to drinks.

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What are some classic cocktails that use gin and vermouth?

Classic cocktails that use gin and vermouth include the Martini and the Negroni. These drinks highlight the botanical notes of gin balanced with the aromatic qualities of vermouth.

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What’s the best way to infuse herbal flavors into a cocktail?

To infuse herbal flavors into a cocktail, you can lightly muddle fresh herbs or add dried herbs to release their aromatic oils. Stirring the mixture with ice helps to blend the flavors evenly before straining into a glass.

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How does adding laurel affect the taste of a cocktail?

Adding laurel to a cocktail imparts an earthy, slightly minty flavor with subtle notes of sweetness. It complements the herbal and botanical elements of spirits like gin and vermouth, enhancing the overall depth and complexity of the drink.

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