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Kitchen Dictionary: vermouth

Pronounced: ver-MOOTH

A fortified wine flavored with a complex forumla of herbs, spices, flowers and seeds. There are two primary styles of vermouth: sweet (red) and dry (white). All vermouths are derived from white wines. Sweet vermouth (created in Italy) has a slightly sweet flavor and a reddish brown color from the addition of caramel. Sweet vermouth is is served as an aperitif and used in slightly sweet cocktails. Dry vermouth or French vermouth is also served as an aperitif and is used in dry cocktails, like martinis. Drinks made with half sweet and half dry vermouth are referred t as "perfect," as in a perfect Manhattan.


Season: available year-round

How to store: Once opened, the flavor begins to dissapate; so vermouth should be stored in the refrigerator no more than 3 months.

More Vermouth Recipes
Popular Vermouth Recipes
Scallops in Vermouth-cream Sauce
Fragrant Steamed Mussels in Vermouth With Herbs and Shallots
Baked Whiting With Bok Choy and Vermouth

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 fl oz
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 24
Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 29mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.8g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g 0%

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