ver·​mouth | \ vər-ˈmüth How to pronounce vermouth (audio) \

Definition of vermouth

: a dry or sweet aperitif wine flavored with aromatic herbs and often used in mixed drinks

Examples of vermouth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As with Spanish vermouth or a Mexican mezcal, pisco often appears ahead of a meal as a lunch or dinner aperitif. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 13 June 2022 There are some bottles that can help — Roku and a number of other gins include cherry blossom in their roster of botanicals, and there’s a delicious pale pink vermouth from Mancino flavored with sakura extract and Italian violet. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2022 In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the vermouth, Campari and gin. Arcelia Martin, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 Served in a rocks glass, it is made with Koch Espadin mezcal, cynar Italian bitter apéritif, Cocchi Torino vermouth, Rabarbaro Zucca amaro, mole spices and bitters. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 There should be an extra step when making a Manhattan: Once you’re done mixing up your drink, put the vermouth in the fridge. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appétit, 5 Mar. 2022 The vermouth is distributed by Left Bank Wine Co. and sold in stores around Wisconsin. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Jan. 2022 Berg and Proctor, with deep roots in Wisconsin, wanted their vermouth to reflect the state. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Jan. 2022 Want a vermouth pairing to complete the experience? Katie Chang, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of vermouth

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vermouth

borrowed from French vermout, vermouth & Italian vermut, vermutte, both borrowed from German Wermut, short for Wermutwein, from Wermut "wormwood" (going back to Old High German wermuota, werimuota) + Wein wine entry 1 — more at wormwood

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28 Jun 2022

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“Vermouth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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