Favorite Vermouth for a Manhattan....

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Favorite Vermouth for a Manhattan....

#1 Post by Hunter Fuzzell » January 20th, 2013, 8:27 am

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Re: Favorite Vermouth for a Manhattan....

#2 Post by rachel mcdonald » January 20th, 2013, 11:12 am

There's probably a bunch of boutique ones I know nothing about, but I still use Martini and Rossi because that's how my grandpa taught me.

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#3 Post by William Segui » January 20th, 2013, 11:15 am

Cocchi is my bar staple. Not quite as sweet (and almost half the price) as Antica, brighter than Dolan.

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#4 Post by ybarselah » January 20th, 2013, 12:50 pm

I go Antica. I'm worth it. And so are you.
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#5 Post by Daniel H » January 20th, 2013, 1:51 pm

I've taste-tested fresh bottles of the cheap brands twice and Cinzano won both times. But I would never say no to anything by Carpano or Cocchi if I am feeling flush...
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#6 Post by William Segui » January 20th, 2013, 6:45 pm

ybarselah wrote:I go Antica. I'm worth it. And so are you.
If you are using poor whiskey or like your drinks particularly sweet, I'd agree.

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#7 Post by David Fisk » January 21st, 2013, 6:18 pm

I like antica formula and cocchi is a close second. I wish either or both were sold in .375 or smaller, especially the antica formula since it takes a while to go through a liter and even in the fridge I feel that they lose a step after being opened awhile.

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#8 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » January 23rd, 2013, 6:41 pm

I love Antica and Cocchi does not seem to be available in NY. I have not yet tried Dolan. I generally agree that most of the 'big' brands are crap.
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#9 Post by Richard Leland » January 23rd, 2013, 7:29 pm

David Fisk wrote:I like antica formula and cocchi is a close second. I wish either or both were sold in .375 or smaller, especially the antica formula since it takes a while to go through a liter and even in the fridge I feel that they lose a step after being opened awhile.
I have good news for you - Carpano Antica Formula just introduced a 375ml bottle.
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#10 Post by David Fisk » January 26th, 2013, 2:28 pm

Sweet, I'll be on the lookout for the .375!!

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