- Stir ingredients with ice for 30 seconds.
- Strain into chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with orange peel.
Keep it cold, people—vermouth needs to be refrigerated. Says Ripley, “Vermouth is wine—usually a white wine base with added botanicals, fortified with a stronger alcohol, and then there’s a bit of sugar to give it body. A lot of people have an aversion to vermouth because they are actually drinking rotten wine.” Refrigerated, vermouth keeps for a couple months. Now we know why our homemade Negronis have been so foul. [/box]