This is one of my favorite movies ever. Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman and continual a-hole with contempt for everything and everyone. Connors is forced to relive the same day in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania over and over. In an attempt to score with his producer Phil is forced to drink sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist, her favorite drink and a cocktail he obviously detests. According to the director Harold Ramis, Phil has to relive the day for about ten years. So here is a tribute to the ten years of Phil’s imbibing his most repudiated drink.
Vermouth is a basic white wine fortified with brandy and infused with an array of herbs, flowers, seeds, fruit peels and other botanicals that give it a unique flavor. Though generally avoided straight in America, many Europeans enjoy Vermouth as an aperitif.
The Groundhog Day Vermouth Cocktail
With a Double Old-Fashion cocktail glass filled with ice, pour sweet vermouth over ice. Stir and twist lemon peel over the glass. Serve with a cocktail straw and lemon twist as garnish