Fino sherry, bianco vermouth, and orange bitters: the classic, light, aperitif Bamboo Cocktail, from the 1880s.
Vermouth, orgeat, grenadine, and a luscious eggwhite foam, with just a dusting of nutmeg—Harry Craddock's Pantomime Cocktail.
The Saratoga is one of our oldest cocktails, equal parts brandy, whiskey, and vermouth. Sort of a lush Manhattan for days when you're feeling particularly full of yourself. And the ingredients you use will make or break it.
The Vermouth Trilby Cocktail: dry vermouth, Cointreau and bitters, with a whiskey float.
The Negroni cocktail is a delight to the eye, handsome in a rocks glass, clear and red; it is "not for fence-sitters" ...
The Chrysanthemum Cocktail: dry vermouth, Bénédictine and absinthe. Gorgeously balanced and, with an orange twist, has a delightful nose.