Vermouth differs in that it necessarily contains wormwood. Bitter wormwood means the word wermut in German. Invented in Italy or in France, both countries dispute paternity; vermouth is made from wine and alcohol with the addition of herbs, roots and spices. What to drink vermouth? It is served as an aperitif, most often before meals or as a part of cocktails.
Interesting facts from the history of the drink
For the production of vermouth used white or red wine, absinthe, herbs, spices, fruit, and sometimes sugar. The exact recipe of the drink is kept secret. Nevertheless, it is known that for the preparation of vermouth such vegetable components as dihil, anise, chamomile, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, coriander, chinna bark, citrus peel, gentian, nutmeg, rhubarb, etc. are necessarily used.
As a rule, vermouth contains about 70% wine, and the strength of the finished product ranges from 15 to 18 ° alcohol. There are two types of vermouth - Italian and French. Italian vermouth sweet, red, brick red or gold. The most popular trademarks with a long history are Carpano, Martini & Rossi and Cinzano.
French vermouths are drier, more golden in color, their prototype appeared at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Martini certainly remains one of the most famous and popular in France.
How to drink vermouth?
In all countries that produce wine, you can find Italian or French vermouth, made according to the original licensed technology. This drink is best consumed with friends or family, to warm the friendly atmosphere of the evening, relax or celebrate the event.
Vermouth is easy to distinguish from other drinks: it has an original taste and aroma. Since its inception, it has captivated generation after generation and continues, despite fierce competition, to remain one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Nowadays, vermouth manufacturers seek, above all, to find a formula for balanced taste. Vermouth stimulates the digestive functions in the body, so it is often consumed before meals to improve the functioning of the stomach.
It is served either neat or with ice or diluted with sparkling water. The main task of the drink is to wake up the appetite. The use of vermouth in the preparation of various types of cocktails, which are also served with ice or a slice of lemon, is widespread. Vermouth is also used in culinary purposes for cooking fish, roasted meat, flavoring sauces.
We offer you to familiarize yourself with the basic rules for the supply and use of vermouths:
It is important to note that there are different types of vermouth, which are conventionally divided into two groups:
- red or sweet;
- white or dry.
Thus, the first step in preparing a good drink is to choose vermouth. The difference between the two varieties is mainly in the amount of sugar and alcohol.
You should know that vermouth can be served in glasses of various kinds, such as:
- glasses for beer or wine with a base wider than the upper part;
- wide glasses of thick glass;
- cognac glasses;
- cocktail glasses.
If you choose sweet or red vermouth, it is always served in a low glass.
The vermouth is pre-cooled or served with ice.
In a glass with vermouth often add ingredients that complement or bring a different taste:
- in red vermouth - orange peel;
- in white - olives and lemon.
Do not forget that by adding soda water or lemonade to vermouth you reduce the alcohol concentration. Some prefer to add some white wine for the same purpose.
Exquisite vermouth drink "Salvatore"
Vermouth Salvatore Blanco is made in Russia according to the original Italian recipe. What do Vermouth Salvatore drink with? It has a pleasant taste, which allows it to be used as a base for various cocktails. For example, you can prepare a composition with vodka. To do this, mix the following ingredients in a glass:
- 50 ml of vodka;
- 10 ml of vermouth Salvatore;
- ice cubes - they must fill ⅔ of the mixing glass.
The drink is served in a cocktail glass with the addition of a single green olive or lemon wedges.
Cocktail Manhattan with red vermouth
What to drink red vermouth? The perfect combination of ingredients is famous for the Manhattan cocktail, made on the basis of the Cinzano red vermouth. It is a drink with very soft aromas of prunes, walnuts and cinnamon, a slight grassy tinge of vanilla and allspice. The taste is felt almonds, citrus, pears and cinnamon, as well as spicy notes of tobacco and violets, oregano. A rich bouquet is always accompanied by a subtle base of bitterness.
- 50 ml of rye whiskey;
- 20 ml of red vermouth;
- 2-3 drops of angostura;
- 1 cherry for cocktails.
- Pour the whiskey and vermouth into a glass for mixing with ice.
- Stir and then pour into a martini glass.
- Put the cherry in the glass.
What can you drink white vermouth?
Now consider the fruit version of a cocktail based on any white vermouth.
- 30 ml of gin;
- 20 ml of orange juice;
- 20 ml of dry vermouth;
- 1 cocktail cherry.
- We load the ice into a shaker, pour gin, vermouth, juice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, and then pour it into a martini glass.
- Do not forget to put cherries in a glass.
This cocktail is usually served at the end of the feast.
What is mixed with vermouth "Bianco"?
Martini Blanco is a classic Italian white vermouth. It is represented by a delicate aroma with a touch of spicy spices and vanilla. "Bianco" often drink with ice and a slice of lemon. On its basis there are many recipes for cocktails. Here is one of them.
- 70 ml of white vermouth;
- 70 ml of sparkling wine;
- slice of lemon.
- Preparing a cocktail traditionally in a shaker with ice.
- Served in a martini glass.
This is a classic refreshing cocktail for a nice party.
Recently, vermouth has become a very popular and fashionable drink. It is true that everything new is well forgotten old.