The 9-Bottle Bar

The 9-Bottle Bar: The Essentials of Dry Vermouth

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In our 2014 cocktail column, The 9-Bottle Bar, we chose a few select bottles that can be arranged in many cocktails, classic and new. We included not one, but two vermouths — sweet and dry — which might seem like a lot in such a small grouping, but both flavor profiles are essential to good cocktails. Here's what you need to know.