Just Drink It The Italians, Spanish, and French often drink vermouth as an aperitif on the rocks with a lemon twist (if it’s white vermouth) or an orange twist (if it’s red vermouth). Sometimes a splash of soda or sparkling wine is added to make a lightly boozy spritz.
Can I drink straight vermouth?
“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).
How should vermouth be served?
How to Serve Vermouth. To serve as an aperitif, you can pour vermouth neat, chilled, or pour it over ice. The serving size is usually small, 2-3 ounces. You may want to garnish with a lemon twist.
What do you mix vermouth with?
Just combine your favorite dry vermouth with fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and some muddled orange. Think of it as a nice change from your standard mimosa.
Is vermouth a sipping drink?
It’ll start to oxidize after about a month, so keep it in the fridge. Here’s what you should know about sippin’ the good stuff. 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).
Do you refrigerate vermouth?
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.