Cocktail of the Day: Agincourt

This one came up first in Gary Regan’s Bartender’s Bible under the category of aperitifs. It was lovely, particularly when we’ve been using Carpano Antica Formula vermouth instead of garden-variety red vermouth in our cocktails. Man, that stuff is good.

Enjoy this one before dinner, or while reading “Henry V”.


1 ounce sweet vermouth.
1 ounce dry vermouth.
1/2 ounce amaretto.
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.

Stir well for no less than 30 seconds, and
strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

This one’s also good for people who don’t want a terribly strong drink, as the alcohol content is a good bit lighter than a spirit-based cocktail.