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

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Before your guests arrive, practice mixing a martini just the way Sinatra liked it: three ounces of Beefeater gin with just a kiss of dry vermouth, served on the rocks with a twist of lemon. Heather Corcoran, ELLE Decor, "How to Bring Old Hollywood Into Your Home," 19 Mar. 2019 De Oliveira, a former Speed Rack cocktail contest winner, is mixing up a concoction dubbed All My Sisters Are Queens, made with Leblon cachaca, vermouth blanc, lime, rosemary, absinthe and Fever Tree tonic. 7-9 p.m. Joseph Hernandez,, "Good Food Expo, Fernet pop-up, free hot dogs and more to eat, drink, do this weekend," 22 Mar. 2018 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

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

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