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 common brands of dry vermouth include Noilly Prat, Dolin, Martini & Rossi, Vya, and Cinzano

Some popular cocktails containing Dry vermouth

  • Aperitivo Julep — Dry vermouth, Peach liqueur, CioCiaro, Mint
  • Camp Counselor — Campari, Dry vermouth, Orange liqueur, Ginger beer
  • Black Clover Club — Gin, Dry vermouth, Lemon juice, Egg white, Blackberry preserves
  • Cusp of Summer — Cachaça, Dry vermouth, Strawberry shrub
  • Kellyanne — Pear Vodka, Vanilla vodka, Pear liqueur, Dry vermouth, Apple cider, Cinnamon, Pear
  • The Phrasemaker — Dry vermouth, Rye, Old Tom Gin, Bénédictine, Bitters, Pineapple syrup
  • Edelweiss — Gin, Dry vermouth, Honey Liqueur, Orange bitters, Grapefruit peel
  • Price of Prudence — Gin, Aromatized wine, Dry vermouth, Honey Liqueur, Bitters, Lemon peel
  • (Beware the) Pink Slip — Ginger liqueur, Gin, Dry vermouth, Absinthe Rouge, Lime, Honey
  • Milanese Manhattan — Bourbon, Amaretto, Dry vermouth, Bitters, Cherry
Vya Dry Vermouth
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