Yes, pour that vermouth into your martini.
Although the fortified, aromatized wine used to be a scorned ingredient in classic drinks like martinis and Manhattans, the cocktail world has again embraced vermouth and pushed it into a veritable renaissance. Cocktails are now even relying on the elegant vermouth as a primary ingredient, imbuing the drinks with complexity but not much alcohol. That’s the case for these three cocktails from a European spirits maker.
Created by famed owner and master distiller Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, EuroWineGate’s La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is available in three different expressions: Extra-Dry, Blanc and Rouge. Each one is as good for drinking straight as it is for finishing off a classic cocktail.
Convinced yet? You’ll be putting vermouth in a variety of different drinks now.
1 2/3 oz. Vermouth Royal Extra Dry
1/3 oz. Creme de cassis
6 oz. soda water
Serve in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and use a liquorice stick as a stirrer.
1 1/2 oz. Vermouth Royal Blanc
1 1/2 oz. G’Vine Gin
1 oz. Suze
Pour all ingredients into an ice filled old-fashioned glass and stir.
2 oz. Vermouth Royal Rouge
3/4 oz. orange juice
1 drop Angostura bitters
1 splash of club soda
Serve over ice in a tumbler. Garnish with an orange twist.
— La Quintinye Vermouth Royal