Virtuous Cocktail Inspired by The Righteous

Experience a blast from the not-so-distant past with this cocktail inspired by The Righteous. This opera follows the journey of a preacher turned governor, and the lives of those closest to him, as they navigate the tumultuous affairs of the 1980s. Ambition, faith, family, friendship, AIDS, abuse, and love combine in a potent mix.

What is Vermouth Blanc?

Vermouth blanc, also known as bianco vermouth, might be the missing puzzle piece in your cocktail cabinet. Often overshadowed by its bolder red cousin, blanc vermouth offers a delightful contrast. Imagine a white wine fortified with brandy and infused with a symphony of botanicals– that’s blanc vermouth in a nutshell. Unlike dry vermouth, which leans towards herbal and citrusy notes, blanc vermouth boasts a touch of sweetness alongside floral and fruity hints. This makes it a perfect bridge between the dryness of gin and the sweetness of sweet vermouth, ideal for creating cocktails that are both delicate and complex.

Virtuous Cocktail Recipe (Inspired by The Righteous) 

Virtuous Cocktail Ingredients

Cocktail Preparation Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into mixing glass, add ice, stir.
  2. Strain over large cube in rocks glass
  3. Garnish with lemon zest. 

Story and Recipe by Andrea Duran / Styling by Anna Franklin / Photography by Dave Bryce

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