How did I live this long without knowing the wonderful pleasure of vermut y patatas? After a long week of miscommunications, misunderstandings, mucho guesswork and a bit of embarrassing charades, a cool vermouth with two olives makes it all fun and games again.
Yesterday evening, Ted and I met up at a local bar that makes their own vermouth. It's not like the cheap stuff you find in the states to splash in with your martinis or mahattans. This is a wonderfully sweet, herbal drink that tastes great when you add a slice of orange, a couple olives and a splash of soda water. Match that with a plate of crispy, salty potato chips and you are really in business.
Vermut y patatas: our new favorite way to start the weekend!