Casa Camacho’s Yayos featured on Punch Mag

We enjoyed this article about Casa Camacho’s signature drink, the Yayo, a personal favorite sweet and strong cocktail that we actually featured in our Madrid Vermouth Minimap.

“Our specialty was vermouth, but he wanted to invent something new, something different,” Ambrosio says of his cousin. “He combined vermouth, sweet sparkling water and different kinds of liquors—vodka and other things. But finally, he ended up using gin,” allegedly following a local tradition of supplementing vermouth with a few drops of the spirit. He called the drink the Yayo, Spanish for grandfather, because of vermouth’s geriatric associations, and an underground Madrid classic was born.”

Read the rest of the Punch article here and learn more about the best places to drink vermouth in Madrid, click here.

Photos: Austin Butch for Punch Magazine.

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