Atsby Vermouth Armadillo Cake Reserve

A perception-changing take on the classic cocktail component

A crucial component in Manhattans, Martinis and Negronis, vermouth is often perceived exclusively as a mixer. Just 150 years ago though, it was a popular drink all its own and the fundamental component in a Vermouth Cocktail (enhanced only by one dash of Angostura bitters). Today, vermouth bars dot Europe, where it’s served on its own or on the rocks—but stateside that concept hasn’t stuck. …