Other names: French Vermouth, bianco vermouth
Translations: Baltais vermuts, Baltoji Vermutas, White Vermut, Bijela vermut, Trắng Vermouth, Biały Wermut, Witte Vermout, व्हाइट वरमाउथ, White Vermutes, Белый Вермут, Λευκό Βερμούτ, النبيذ الأبيض, 화이트 베르무트주, Bílá Vermut, Бијела вермут, 白苦艾酒, Vermut blanc, Bela Vermut, Biela Vermút, Vermouth Bianco, לבן ורמוט, Vit Vermouth, Putih vermouth, ホワイトベルモット, Vermouth blanc, White Wermutwein, Hvid Vermouth, White vermut, Vermut blanco, Білий Вермут, Valkoinen Vermutti, Бялата Вермут
Flavors: Varies by maker. Sweet with varying degrees of driness carry through most brands however.
Wine complements: White wines
Beverage complements: Gin, Tequila, Vodka, Rum
Substitutes: Dry white wine, White wine
Selecting and Buying
Choosing: If you do not have a favored brand of Vermouth, try a few to find the flavors that suit your tastes best.
Some of the best known brands of Vermouth include; Martini & Rossi, Cinzano, Noilly Prat, and Dubonnet.
Buying: Vermouth is readily and widely available in liquor stores, chain-stores, and super markets, as well as higher end wine shops and import outlets. Vermouth can also be bought over the internet with many websites offering flavor profiles for each brand offered.
Preparation and Use
White Vermouth can be used in place of dry white wines in recipes. There are also a number of cocktails that include vermouth in their mixing.
Combined with gin, vermouth is a key player in martinis. Other drinks that call for vermouth are: Superman, Vampire's Kiss, various martinis (dirty, dry, James Bond, crantini, appletini, etc.), and many styles of Manhattan. The Perfect Rob Roy also calls for Vermouth.
Cleaning: Vermouth does not need to be cleaned before use. In fact, it should not be cleaned.
Conserving and Storing
Vermouth has quite a long shelf life thanks to the higher alcohol content than regular white wines. An open bottle kept corked will keep for a couple of months in the refrigerator.