Vichy Cycle

The Vichy Cycle cocktail

The Vichy Cycle cocktail is a sophisticated collaboration of French vermouth and German kümmel with a clever name. Have you ever noticed that some of the best cocktails have clever names?

Vichy Cycle

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The Vichy Cycle cocktail


  • 2 ounce Dupont Fine Reserve Calvados
  • 1 ounce Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • ½ ounce Gilka Kaiser Kümmel
  • 2 dash The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters
  • 1 lemon twist (as garnish)


Combine the Calvados, vermouth, kümmel and bitters in a mixing glass half-filled with ice. Stir until chilled and properly diluted, about 20 seconds. Julep strain into chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist; its oil expressed onto the surface and rubbed onto the rim of the drink then dropped on top, peel side up. Makes 1.