Dry vermouth

Vermouth is an aromatized fortified wine, flavored with different botanicals (roots, flowers, barks, herbs, seeds, and spices) and seldom colored. There are two main types of vermouth: sweet and dry. Responding to demand and competition, vermouth makers have produced additional variants, including extra-dry white, sweet white (bianco), red, amber (rosso), and rosé.

The vermouth can be drunk as an aperitif on the rocks with a lemon twist (for white vermouth) or an orange twist (for red vermouth). Occasionally a splash of sparkling wine is mixt to make a lightly boozy spritz. It's about 15–18% alcohol by volume. Stir over ice and top with soda, and the drink can decrease to about 8 or 10% in alcohol.

Dry vermouth is also great with

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The Tuxedo is composed of gin, dry Vermouth, orange bitters, maraschino and Absinthe. It's very similar to the imperial cocktail, which adds maraschino to the combination of gin and dry vermouth. Related to the martini, the Tuxedo has had many variations since its inception in the 1880s. The cocktail is named after the Tuxedo Club in Orange County, New York where it was first mixed.

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Dry Martini

The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. A dry martini is made with little to no vermouth. Ordering a martini "extra dry" will result in even less or no vermouth added. By the Roaring Twenties, it became a common drink order. Over the course of the 20th century, the amount of vermouth steadily dropped.