The other week Brad and I were in a pub. We were away from children, TV and all other distractions. He was telling me about the latest book he was reading. He said it was by Graham Greene. “Is it The Quiet American”, I asked? Only because it’s the only Graham Greene book I could think of. “Yes”, he replied, “the main character keep drinking this cocktail I want to try. It’s called Vermouth Cassis.” Then he carried on talking about the Vietnam war and other serious stuff. My mind got stuck on Cassis.
So the next day we made it and it was the most refreshing summer drink you could imagine. No wonder it was the drink of choice in the heat and humidity of South East Asia. It hasn’t been the hottest summer on record in England but hey…we can pretend, right!
- 2 oz vermouth
- 1 oz Creme de Cassis
- Club Soda
- Blueberries (optional)
- Mint (optional)
- In cocktail shaker mix vermouth and Creme de Cassis with ice cubes. Shake.
- Pour into two short glasses and top with club soda and ice cubes.
- Garnish with mint and blueberries