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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Shake together with ice equal parts single-malt Scotch, Cherry Heering, sweet vermouth and orange juice., "8 Oscar-inspired cocktails to enjoy while watching the Academy Awards," 6 Mar. 2018 Italian-focused beverage program with low-ABV spritzes, vermouths and post-dinner amari and grappa; extensive Italian wine list augmented by small selection of French champagnes. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "SheWolf is Michigan's only restaurant milling its own flour," 27 June 2018 The Bamboo, created in the 1890s in Japan and a regular on American menus by the turn of the 20th century, is made with sherry, dry vermouth, simple syrup and a mix of Angostura and orange bitters. Jane Black, New York Times, "In Summer’s Heat, Lighter Cocktails Keep You on Your Feet," 18 May 2018 There was the Godzilla, whose use of two tequilas and a mezcal, along with sherry and vermouth, seems too busy on paper. Wesley Case,, "Dylan's Oyster Cellar makes good on promise shown years ago," 10 May 2018 My personal go-to is an Americano – equal parts Campari and sweet vermouth, served over ice and topped with soda. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "These summer-friendly, low-alcohol boozy bevys don't skimp on flavor," 10 July 2018 Starting in the 1960s, Martini—the Italian vermouth brand—sponsored racing cars that soon became known world-wide for their bright-striped paint scheme. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "It’s Not Just the Porsche, It’s the Paint Job," 2 July 2018 Duval several years ago was one of six finalists in a national Manhattan competition sponsored by Woodford Reserve; Beres' vermouth made for Hotel Madrid was noted as one of 15 memorable drinks of 2017 in Punch magazine. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Lost Whale, a green bar, is opening June 28 in Bay View," 19 June 2018 The Santiago y Lucia swaps the traditional gin for coconut washed aged rum, and adds spicy Ancho Reyes liqueur and mole bitters to the Campari and sweet vermouth. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Negroni Week Is Here So You Can Sip Your Favorite Cocktail for a Good Cause," 1 June 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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: a type of wine that is flavored with herbs and spices and often mixed with other alcoholic drinks

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