Enter the Pompier. Also known as the vermouth cassis, this tall glass of icy goodness offers a gentle, sophisticated alternative for those looking to idle away a steamy afternoon. Based on vermouth--so it's lower in alcoholic horsepower than many other seasonal refreshers--the Pompier increases its allure with the robust fruitiness of crème de cassis, a blackcurrant liqueur.
Toasty, malty, and a little nutty, brown ale is a natural partner for hard cider. Combined in this simple two-ingredient cocktail, they produce a mouth-coating caramel richness cut with a sharp rinse of tart cider.
Cocktail Virgin | All In: 1 1/2 oz 100+ Proof Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse) 3/4 oz Campari 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth 1/4 oz Crème de Cacao (Tempus Fugit) Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.