ver·​mouth | \ vər-ˈmüth \

Definition of vermouth

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

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Drinks: Get your caffeine fix with Bucky Done Woke, a blend of Nitro cold brew coffee, Campari, sweet vermouth and orange peel, or chill out with a plum brandy mimosa (both $10). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer," 31 May 2018 My Nightmoves cocktail — with rum, Cynar, vermouth and black walnut bitters — tasted, frankly, like acetone smells (not great). New York Times, "At a Denver Hotel, Art, Yoga Mats and Loaner Bikes," 7 Apr. 2018 Add vermouth and cook until syrupy, about 4 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin," 27 Nov. 2018 Halifax Restaurant in Hoboken, a restaurant influenced by the Canadian maritimes, makes its own vermouth using sea buckthorn berries indigenous to Nova Scotia. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Is “Wilderness to Bottle” the New Farm To Table?," 29 Oct. 2018 Historically, the humble Negroni–traditionally, just three equal parts of gin, vermouth, and the Italian apéritif Campari—never quite achieved the mainstream recognition with American drinkers of a martini or Manhattan. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Negroni Week Is Here So You Can Sip Your Favorite Cocktail for a Good Cause," 1 June 2018 Add the garlic, vermouth, and lemon juice and sauté for one more minute, then turn off the heat. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Asparagus Soup with Perfect Sea Scallops from Alex Hitz," 14 Mar. 2014 Drinks: Sip rosé throughout brunch for $30 or opt for a cocktail like the Creek Ran Dry, made with pear brandy, vermouth and genepy herbal liqueur ($13). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "15 new Chicago brunches for fall," 5 Oct. 2017 Once all that red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine is polished off, enter vermouth. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Best Wine for Every Thanksgiving Scenario," 19 Nov. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of vermouth

: a type of wine that is flavored with herbs and spices and often mixed with other alcoholic drinks

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