How to sip vermouth

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.

What is the best way to drink vermouth?

Vermouth is usually served in very small glasses or tumblers, with a large ice cube, a slice of orange and olive—sometimes stuffed with an anchovy. Alongside the vermouth, the bar staff will generally offer you a sifón, or bottle of carbonated water, which you may choose to top up your vermouth with.

Can you drink dry vermouth by itself?

Vermouth is a cocktail unto itself, not just a fancy ingredient. An example would be a glass of the legendary Punt e Mes over ice (plus an orange peel, if you wish). It stands alone because it has more bitterness than its peers.

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 Italians drink vermouth straight?

In France, Italy and Spain, people have been drinking vermouth straight for years and years and years—and you should be, too. Here, the seven best bottles of vermouth to sip straight. You’ll be drinking vermouth like an Italian in no time.

How do you serve vermouth straight?

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. Of course, you can also put vermouth in cocktails.

Can you get drunk from vermouth?

No matter the type, red or white, dry or sweet, most Vermouths clock in well under 40 proof. That means Vermouth is perfect for day drinking—it’s about adding flavor and depth, not a quicker way to get drunk.

Do I need to 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.

Is vermouth good for your health?

Aside from reaping the benefits of drinking wine daily, enjoying a glass of vermouth every day can also mean giving your body a digestive aid, an anti-inflammatory, as well as a pleasant way to boost your immune system and reduce stress (via Organic Facts).