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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Here are 22 restaurants and bars with to-go cocktails around metro Phoenix," 22 June 2020 It’s the work of Healdsburg couple Helena Price Hambrecht and Woody Hambrecht, who, pre-Haus, ran a wine label called Alysian that made very delicious vermouth. Esther Mobley,, "Haus’ new aperitifs support shuttered San Francisco restaurants," 18 June 2020 This version, from San José’s Paper Plane, swaps half of the traditional vermouth with fragrant and dry and nutty Amontillado sherry. Popular Science, "Five exquisite, easy martinis you can make at home," 29 May 2020 So, too, is the actor Stanley Tucci, whose recent Instagram video on the art of preparing the drink, as lounge music faintly plays in the background, has drawn close to six million viewers and betrays very strong opinions about sweet vermouth. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, "Why Cocktail Hour Is Back," 25 Apr. 2020 Take the Negroni—equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth—two-thirds of which are now subject to tariffs. Brad Japhe,, "In the Face of New, 100% Tariffs, What Spirits to Stock Up On Now," 13 Feb. 2020 Remember when Martinis were amber and dry didn’t mean minimal vermouth? Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gift guide: 2019 cookbooks and companion goodies for food and drink lovers," 5 Dec. 2019 Greens’ brief, six-item cocktail menu leans on the classic side, and my favorite of the bunch is the Perfect Manhattan ($14), a variation on the Manhattan which blends sweet and dry vermouths. Soleil Ho,, "Greens is brighter than ever as it soars through its midlife crisis," 3 Oct. 2019 And Dixon saved some space for a small bar where customers can sip Spanish vermouth poured from the tap, sample olive oil samples (or refill bottles brought from home). Michael Russell,, "Real Good Food’s first store to feature fine olive oil, vermouth on tap," 4 June 2019

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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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27 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Vermouth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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