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 Sprinkle with vermouth or sake, ginger, salt, and pepper., 13 Apr. 2021 Around the same time, Alessandro Martini and Luigi Rossi combined herbs, natural caramel, aromatic botanicals, and herbaceous plants to create their first vermouth, Martini & Rossi Rosso. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2021 Petroski also makes a superb red vermouth that’s sweet and bitter. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Feb. 2021 For the simmering and broth, put the beef, fresh sausages (not the fully cooked sausages), chicken, bacon, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, ginger and vermouth or wine into a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 25 Jan. 2021 Another cocktail, the Broadway, is a spin on a Manhattan with rye, Italian vermouth, maraschino and cherry bark vanilla bitters. Justin Phillips,, 8 Dec. 2020 Spencer’s vermouth-bottle collection, along with a full drinks setup. Stephanie Hunt, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2020 Add the vermouth and simmer until reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 27 July 2020 The Fosco’s Modern Elixir ($19) is a nod to the bartender at the heart of Negroni’s origin with 30-day barrel-aged Plymouth gin, Genepy, and Antiqua sweet vermouth. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 22 June 2020

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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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“Vermouth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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