Dry vermouth is an aromatized, slightly fortified white wine with minimal or no sweetness. The word Vermouth comes from the German "wermuth", or wormwood. While there are many styles of dry vermouth, and no recipe is standard, dry vermouth is typically clear to pale yellow, herbal flavored, and very dry, with about 32-36 proof.
Dry vermouth (also known as French vermouth) was invented by Joseph Noilly in 1813, though many countries now make it.
Dry vermouth is typically more fragile than other styles. You should always buy the smallest bottle you can, and drink the vermouth within a week or two.
Some popular cocktails containing Dry vermouth
- (Beware the) Pink Slip — Ginger liqueur, Gin, Dry vermouth, Absinthe Rouge, Lime, Honey
- Price of Prudence — Gin, Aromatized wine, Dry vermouth, Honey Liqueur, Bitters, Lemon peel
- Milanese Manhattan — Bourbon, Amaretto, Dry vermouth, Bitters, Cherry
- The BK — Rye, Amaro, Maraschino Liqueur, Dry vermouth, Bitters
- The Lady Chesdin — Gin, Dry vermouth, Orange bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Bitters, Celery bitters, Cucumber, Onion, Sugar cube, Lime
- Safety Dance — Dry vermouth, Bianco Vermouth, Soda water, Lemon juice, Tea syrup, Lemon peel
- Jerezana — Amontillado Sherry, Manzanilla sherry, Sweet vermouth, Dry vermouth, Orange bitters, Vanilla syrup
- Aperitivo Julep — Dry vermouth, Peach liqueur, CioCiaro, Mint
- Two or Three Things I know About White Negronis — Gin, Dry vermouth, Suze, Bénédictine, Bitters, Honey syrup
- Summer in Manhattan — Rye, Amaro, Dry vermouth, Aromatized wine, Bitters, Lemon peel