It’s no secret that we love refreshing summer cocktails around here. One of our new favorites is this aromatic Vermouth Tonic Cocktail that features orange, pink peppercorns, and Martini Bianco. This crowd-pleaser cocktail has some beautiful citrus, vanilla, and peppery tones that complement a lot of meals and also stands out on its own. It’s full of flavor while still being light enough for the warm weather months.
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Orange Pepper Vermouth Tonic Cocktail Recipe Tips:
- Use your favorite 8 oz glasses for the full serving or make a large batch and serve from a pitcher at your next lunch or dinner party.
- Make sure to not over shake your cocktail, otherwise it will become watery from the melting ice.
- Don’t have vermouth on hand? Try using a dry white wine as a substitute in this tonic cocktail.
- Looking for a little more citrus flavor? Add some lime juice in for an extra kick.
Orange Pepper Vermouth Tonic Cocktail Recipe
- Cocktail shaker
- fine mesh sieve
what you'll need
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 4 strips orange peel
- 1/2 tsp pink peppercorns plus more for garnish
- 5 oz Martini Vermouth Bianco cold
- 6 oz tonic water cold
let's do it
- Allow glasses to sit in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- Combine simple syrup, 2 strips of orange peel and ½ teaspoon pink peppercorns in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the ingredients until the peppercorns crack and the ingredients release their aromas.
- Add the Vermouth Bianco and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Immediately, shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into two ice cold glasses. Top each cocktail with 3 oz tonic water.
- Garnish with orange peel strips and pink peppercorns.
Recipe and photos by Abril Macías.