What cocktails use dry vermouth?

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If you're a fan of cocktails that incorporate dry vermouth, you have some outstanding options to choose from within the classic martini realm. Here's a selection of highly rated cocktails that prominently feature dry vermouth, offering a range of flavor profiles and experiences:

  • Martini Perfect: This cocktail tops the list with a rating of 4.9/5. It's a refined and sophisticated drink that balances dry gin, white vermouth, red vermouth, and a dash of Angostura Bitters. The combination of dry and sweet vermouths, alongside gin and bitters, creates a complex yet smooth flavor profile, perfect for a special occasion or a pre-dinner drink.
  • Dry Martini Montgomery's: With a rating of 4.8/5, this cocktail is a splendid variant of the classic Dry Martini, featuring dry gin, a hint of white vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters. This refined blend offers a crisp and aromatic taste with a subtle citrus undertone, ideal for a sophisticated evening.
  • Dry Martini Wet: Also rated 4.8/5, this version of the Dry Martini incorporates a larger amount of white vermouth, creating a "wetter" martini. The cocktail combines dry gin, white vermouth, and orange bitters to create a balanced and nuanced flavor, perfect for those who prefer a slightly less dry martini.
  • Dry Martini: Scoring 4.78/5, the traditional Dry Martini made with 60ml of gin and a small amount of white vermouth is a timeless classic. This cocktail is known for its smooth and sophisticated taste, making it a favorite among connoisseurs.
  • Dry Martini Sopping Wet: This variant, rated 4.5/5, features a balance of dry gin, white vermouth, and orange bitters, adding a refreshing yet complex twist to the classic martini. Its nuanced flavor ensures it stands out among other martini variants.
  • Manhattan Dry: While traditionally more associated with bourbon, this cocktail earns a solid 4.45/5. It uses white vermouth alongside bourbon and bitters to create a robust yet surprisingly balanced drink. It's perfect for those who enjoy a sophisticated blend of flavors.
  • Dry Martini Embury's: Rated 4.3/5, this cocktail features a dash of orange bitters with the classic combination of dry gin and white vermouth. It's known for its precise balance and crisp, slightly citrusy flavor, appealing to those who enjoy the nuances of a well-crafted martini.
  • Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty: Lastly, with a rating of 4.3/5, the Fifty-Fifty Martini uses equal parts dry gin and white vermouth. This cocktail offers a harmonious mix of botanical and herbal notes, making it a refined choice for those seeking a balanced drink experience.

Each of these cocktails showcases the versatility and elegance of dry vermouth, whether you're looking to explore different martini variations or enjoy a sophisticated evening drink.

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Dry vermouth

You asked: Cocktails with dry vermouth. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Martini Perfect

The Martini Perfect is a classic cocktail known for its refined and sophisticated flavors. It is a variation of the...

Dry gin (45ml), White vermouth (22.5ml), Red vermouth (22.5ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Dry Martini Wet

The Dry Martini Wet offers a nuanced twist on the classic Dry Martini, blending the crisp, juniper-forward profile of dry...

Dry gin (60ml), White vermouth (30ml), Orange Bitters (2 dashes)

3 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Dry Martini Montgomery's

The Dry Martini Montgomery's is a refined variant of the classic Dry Martini, known for its elegant blend of dry...

Dry gin (60ml), Orange Bitters (1 dash), White vermouth (5ml)

3 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Dry Martini

The Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts for decades. Its origins can be...

Gin (60ml), White vermouth (10ml)

2 ingredients
4.78 / 5

Dry Martini Sopping Wet

The Dry Martini Sopping Wet is an elegant twist on the classic Dry Martini, blending the crisp, dry essence of...

Orange Bitters (2 dashes), White vermouth (30ml), Dry gin (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Manhattan Dry

The Manhattan Dry is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s in New York City's Manhattan Club. It...

Angostura Bitters (2 dashes), White vermouth (25ml), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.45 / 5

Dry Martini Embury's

The Dry Martini Embury's is a classic twist on the traditional Dry Martini, known for its precise balance and crisp...

Orange Bitters (1 dash), Dry gin (60ml), White vermouth (10ml)

3 ingredients
4.3 / 5

Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty

The Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty is a classic variant of the traditional Dry Martini, known for its perfectly balanced blend of...

White vermouth (30ml), Dry gin (30ml)

2 ingredients
4.3 / 5

Sweet Martini

The Sweet Martini is a variation of the classic Martini, featuring a combination of dry gin and red (or sweet)...

Dry gin (75ml), Red vermouth (15ml)

2 ingredients
3.8 / 5

Very Dry Martini

The Very Dry Martini is a classic and minimalistic cocktail, revered for its straightforward yet elegant spirit-forward profile. A variation...

Gin (75ml), Red vermouth (Dash)

2 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is dry vermouth?

Dry vermouth is a type of fortified wine flavored with botanicals, typically used in cocktails like martinis. It's less sweet than its counterpart, sweet vermouth.

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How should dry vermouth be stored?

Dry vermouth should be stored in a cool, dark place and refrigerated after opening. This helps maintain its flavor and prolong its shelf life.

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Can dry vermouth be consumed on its own?

Yes, dry vermouth can be enjoyed on its own, served chilled, or over ice. Its herbal and slightly bitter profile can be quite refreshing.

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Is there a difference between dry and white vermouth?

Dry vermouth and white vermouth are often used interchangeably, but dry vermouth is less sweet and more bitter. White vermouth, also known as bianco, is typically sweeter.

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What cocktails traditionally use dry vermouth?

Dry vermouth is a key ingredient in classic cocktails like the Dry Martini, the Perfect Martini, and the Montgomery Martini. It's also used in some variations of the Manhattan.

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