High Definition

High Definition

Much like its namesake, cocktail is a balancing act of lush density and angular structure.  Fot Li Vermut, with its heady aromatics of vanilla and baking spices, may at first blush seem too rich a pairing for cassis.  In this case, Mt. Defiance's particular liqueur keeps things from becoming bogged down with a healthy punch of acid.  Greenhat gin further leans out the palate.


  • 1½ oz Fot Li Reus Vermut Rojo
  • 1 oz Greenhat Citrus Floral Gin
  • ½ oz Mt. Defiance Cassis Liqueur 
  • Expressed orange rind or orange oil spritz 
  • Sprig of basil, for garnish


  1. Combine the vermut, gin, and cassis liqueur in a shaker over ice and stir well to combine. 
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with the basil.  Enjoy while people watching and practicing your amateur photography. 
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