When life hands you lemons, make a Django Reinhardt. This low ABV cocktail from bartender Erick Castro celebrates pioneering Romani jazz guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt (1910 – 1953). Django is celebrated in the jazz world for developing an entirely new style of guitar that influenced generations, in spite of severe burn injuries that paralyzed his left ring and fifth fingers.
A trailblazing spirit in the cocktail world, Vya Extra Dry Vermouth’s fresh herbaceous profile amplifies the brightness of lemon juice while soothing its sour side a touch, like two dance partners jiving in harmony to Django’s jazz. Fresh, upbeat and lively, nothing about this low ABV cocktail and aperitif is a downer.
3 oz. Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
3 orange slices
Combine Vya Extra Dry, lemon juice, simple syrup, and 2 of the orange slices in a cocktail shaker. Muddle to break down the orange. Add ice, cover, and shake to chill.
Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with remaining orange slice.
Infused with an artistic blend of herbs and spices, Vya Vermouths are just as delightful sipping on the rocks as aperitifs as they are mixed into cocktails. Vya Extra Dry Vermouth is beautifully herbaceous and crisp, infused with 15 herbs that include lavender, orris, sage, linden and more.
Love the taste of Vya Vermouths? Try some of our other vermouth cocktail recipes like the Ménage à Trois Reverse Gin Martini and the Lavender Twist Gin Cocktail. And don’t forget to take a picture and share YOUR Vya Vermouth cocktail creations with us by tagging us @officialvyavermouth!