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sweet vermouth

Type

Wines used in mixed drinks

Also known as

Italian vermouth, rosso vermouth, red vermouth

Description

Generic for Italian or Italian-style sweet fortified spiced wine aperitif, red in color. When the term vermouth is used alone, generally sweet vermouth is what is meant - excepting when the term is used in conjunction with a Dry Martini in which case, dry is meant. Contrary to commonly held beliefs, red sweet vermouth, like bianco and dry, is produced from white wine. Notable brands are Cinzano, Martini & Rossi, and Carpano.

Flavor

wine, spice and herbs

Availability

Generally available.

Substitute

other red aperitif wine

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 552 recipes in CocktailDB.
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