How to drink extra dry vermouth


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the well-chilled vermouth and the gin and stir for about 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into a well-chilled Martini glass.
  4. Twist the peel over the cocktail, to release the oils, then drop into the drink as a garnish. Or garnish with an olive.

Can you drink extra dry vermouth straight?

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What can I use extra dry vermouth for?

The most popular sweet vermouth cocktails are the Negroni, Americano, and Manhattan. Dry vermouth has a crisp tart flavor, essentially like a dry white wine. It’s used in martinis, like the Classic Martini and Dirty Martini.

Can you drink dry vermouth neat?

“I enjoy vermouth on a king cube with some type of citrus twist—orange twists tend to complement the darker vermouths better, and lemon complements the lighter vermouths.” Vermouth can also be served neat in a chilled glass or over frozen grapes (like the vermouth service at New York’s Caffe Dante).

What does extra dry mean in vermouth?

Dry, perfect, or wet

A typical dry martini will have a drizzle of dry vermouth while an “extra-dry” martini will only have a drop or two of dry vermouth (sometimes even none at all). A wet martini then is the exact opposite — you want more dry vermouth.

Can you drink vermouth by itself?

At its best, vermouth isn’t just a snazzy cocktail ingredient, it’s a cocktail unto itself. Case in point: a glass of the legendary Punt e Mes over ice (plus an orange peel, if you’d like). The sweet vermouth has more bitterness than its peers—it’s that extra bittering that helps it stand alone.

Can I use extra dry vermouth in a martini?

The Classic Martini & Rossi® Cocktail is a mix of 6 parts of Dry London Gin and 1 part of Extra Dry Vermouth garnished with an olive or lemon twist, it is generally stirred in a mixing glass and served in a “V” shape glass.

Does vermouth need to be refrigerated?

Whether it’s dry vermouth (maybe you’re making a Fifty-Fifty Martini), sweet red vermouth (for negronis), or the in-between bianco (for a new twist on a negroni), it needs to go in the fridge—where it won’t last longer than a few months.

Can you make a Manhattan with extra dry vermouth?

A Dry Manhattan is exactly what it says on the tin: a Manhattan, made with dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth. It’s a lighter, more refreshing take on the original, with a greater focus on the spicy notes of a good rye – bourbon is acceptable, but rye is really best here.