Sweet vermouth

It is sweet vermouth made using a blend of Italian white wines and Scottish new make malt spirit (used to make whisky) as a mix of herbs and spices from both countries.

In sweet vermouths, sugar syrup is added before the wine is fortified with extra alcohol and normally contains 10–15% sugar. The sugar content in dry vermouths generally does not surpass 4%.

Sweet vermouth, which is used to make negronis, Manhattans is also called “rosso” or “red” vermouth. However, its actual color is more of a caramel brown.

Vermouth is made by starting with a base of neutral grape wine or unfermented wine must. Each factory adds additional alcohol and a proprietary mixture of dry ingredients, consisting of aromatic herbs, roots, and barks, to the base wine, base wine plus spirit, or spirit only – which may be redistilled before adding to the wine or unfermented wine must.

Italian and French companies deliver most of the vermouth consumed throughout the world.

Sweet vermouth is also great with

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Negroni

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Tipperary

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Bijou

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Vieux Carre

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Manhattan

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Blackthorn

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Rabo de galo

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Cooperstown

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