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Friday, August 02, 2013

Drink of the Week: Maurin Red Vermouth

Our current go-to summer sipper? Vermouth. Just two weeks ago we wrote about a blanc-style import making its way stateside from Carpano, and today we’ve discovered another notable newbie—aka today’s Drink of the Week: a red vermouth from French distiller Maurin. Jewel-toned garnet in the glass, each sip is fresh and fruit-driven with flavors of ripe cherries and raspberries giving way to subtle spice—think cinnamon, cardamom and clove—on the finish. It stands in stark contrast to some of the almost amaro-like red vermouths on the market and couldn’t be more refreshing for summer. Sip it chilled with a twist of orange, or in a fruity cobbler, packed with sun-ripened berries and loads of crushed ice. Released just this past week, distribution will spread across the country (and with online retailers) in the coming weeks. Anchordistilling.com for details.