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Cocktail Recipes - Mixed Drinks

Sweet Vermouth and Dry Vermouth

Vermouth Recipes Sweet Vermouth Dry Vermouth

Vermouth is a fortified wine that is aromatized with a variety of herbs and spices. There are a few varieties of vermouth available, the most common are white or Dry Vermouth and red or sweet vermouth. The use of vermouth as a modifier has defined many of the classic cocktails, most notably, sweet vermouth in a Manhattan and dry vermouth in a Martini. Those drinks that use an equal amount of sweet and dry vermouth are referred to as perfect. Typically the sweet Vermouth mixes well with strong tasting or brown liquors, Whiskey, and the dry vermouth mixes well with the milder tasting white Liquors, Vodka, Gin.
Vermouth Recipes
Absolut Raspberri White
Absolut Red Ruby
Act 1 Cocktail
Allie's Cocktail #2
American Sweetheart
Americano Campari
Antique Martini
Autumn Manhattan
Bamboo Cocktail
Belvedere Orange Manhattan
Belvedere Pink Martini
Belvedere Vodka Gibson
Belvedere Vodka Martini
Bittersweet Cocktail
Blood and Sand Cocktail
Bloody Kirby Cocktail
Bobby Burns
Brandy Vermouth Cocktail
Brazil Cocktail
Bronx Cocktail
Cat's Eye recipe
Charles Cocktail
Cherries and Rye
Cherry Coke
Chocolate Soldier
Corpse Reviver
Crystal Bronx
Devil Cocktail
East India Cocktail #2
El Presidente Cocktail
Elderflower Martini
Farmer Giles
Farmer's Cocktail
Flying Scotsman
Golden Martini recipe
Golf Cocktail
Grey Goose Martini
Harvard Cocktail
Hat Trick
Horse and Jockey
Imperial Cocktail
Income Tax Cocktail
Intense Olive Martini
Ingrid Cocktail
Irish Martini Recipe
IX - Negroni
Journalist Cocktail
Kirby Cocktail
L'Orange Buonasola
La Poire Rose
Man O'War Cocktail
Martinez Cocktail
Massey Recipe
Master Mix Cocktail
Maurice Cocktail
Mephisto Martini
Mersey Turd
Metropolitan Cocktail
Moulin Rouge
Nice Communist
Octopus's Garden
Old Flame recipe
Pall Mall
Palm House Martini
Perfect Manhattan
Perfect Rob roy
Rob Roy
Satan's Whiskers
Scarlet Pimpernel Cocktail
Skyy Infusions Cherry Patriot
Skyy Negroni
Skyy Perfect Martini
Skyy Saketini
Skyy Spicy Hamilton
Skyy Ultimate Martini
SoCo 100 Proof Martini
Southern Comfort Manhattan
Sunshine Cocktail
Sweet Memories
Tamarindotini Martini
Tropical Cocktail
Turf Cocktail
Urban Cowboy
Vampire's Kiss
Vanilia Sensation
Vermouth Cocktail
Vieux Carre
Warrior Cocktail Drink Recipe
Washington Cocktail
Wild Turkey Manhattan
Witch Hunt Cocktail
Yale Cocktail

The word vermouth is derived from the German word for wormwood, wermut. Wormwood was the chief flavoring ingredient for vermouth until the herb was found to be poisonous. In 1786, Antonio Benedetto Carpano of Turin, Italy made the first sweet vermouth and dry vermouth came along in 1630, created by Joseph Noilly of France. There are many producers of vermouth, each using their own, often secret, recipe of herbs and botanicals.

All vermouths should be refrigerated after opening; dry for up to 6 months and others for up to 1 year.

Vermouth is a fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile. Some vermouth is sweetened; unsweetened, or "dry" vermouth tends to be bitter. The person credited with inventing the vermouth recipe, Antonio Benedetto Carpano from Turin, Italy, chose to name his concoction "vermouth" in 1786 because he was inspired by a German wine flavoured with wormwood, a herb most famously used in distilling absinthe.The modern German word Wermut (Wermuth in the spelling of Carpano's time) means both wormwood and vermouth. The herbs in vermouth were originally used to mask raw flavours of cheaper wines, imparting a slightly medicinal "tonic" flavour.


In addition to creating cocktails, vermouth can be used in place of white wine in cooking. Since it is fortified and shelf-stable while kept chilled, it makes a good substitute to keep on hand for cooking purposes since it will not sour as white wine. Vermouth is often used in poultry dishes; such as in the classic dish "Chicken Vermouth".


Vermouth is used in many cocktails, where it serves as a moderating agent to reduce the percentage of alcohol by volume in the drink and provide an herbal flavor. In his book The Joy of Mixology, Gary Regan categorizes these drinks as "French-Italian cocktails" because dry vermouth was traditionally referred to as French vermouth and sweet vermouth was traditionally referred to as Italian vermouth. The most well-known cocktails containing vermouth are the Martini and the Manhattan.


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