February is Vermouth month!
THE REWARDING SPECTRUM OF VERMOUTH
From diverse traditions in every complexion
Both vinous and spiritous, Vermouth is the bridge between two worlds and for this can be savored on its own or in a spectrum of cocktails unique for what it contributes.
Aromatized and flavored wines macerated with roots, barks, flowers, seeds, spices and herbs, vermouth earns its name from its most famous herbal ingredient: artemisia, known as wormwood in English, and vermut in German. Base wines can be white, rosé or red according to local customs, are generally fortified with spirits for stability from 14.5% to 22% ABV, and vary in residual sugar by style.
Learn more about Vermouth’s history, regional differences, and cultural customs in our FORTIFIEDS Scout Book but whether sipped over ice with a slice of citrus, made into a Martini, Manhattan, Rob Roy, Negroni, or any other inventive cocktail, Vermouth is an indispensable ingredient at the bar as well as in the kitchen, often used in sauces and deglazing for aromatic complexities all its own.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: KEEP IT IN THE FRIDGE!
As a wine, it is of the utmost importance that vermouth is kept tightly sealed and refrigerated. If a larger bottle cannot be consumed in three weeks’ time, use 375ml bottles to get the best out of your cocktails.
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