Catch More Flies With Vermouth

They say you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, but apple cider vinegar actually attracts fruit flies quite well. However, according to Food52 , you can catch even more flies with an Aperol syringe .

I don’t know, because the fruit flies have become trendy guys and thus more picky about their death traps, but something about the liquor turned out to be quite tempting when Food52 put it to the test. Serving a summer cocktail to fruit flies can be a little more expensive, however, given the fact that my city is short on aperol, I just couldn’t bring myself to use a perfectly good aperol when I had a bottle of oxidized vermouth. lying around.

The sweet, slightly ripe alcohol provides a similar aromatic bouquet that helps lure the flies to death, and by using it in this way, I don’t feel guilty about letting half a bottle of vermouth go bad. Of course, the vermouth you use doesn’t have to be oxidized – fresh vermouth will work too, but it’s a great way to use up whatever is out of use. Just pour into a small glass – a cocktail glass – will work if you want to stick with the theme – an ounce or two oxidized vermouth, add some very ripe, chopped fruit for good measure, and sprinkle in some dish soap. Cover the glass with cling film, poke holes in it with a toothpick, and set the trap where you have the highest concentration of tiny flying pests.


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