Vermouth Spritz

17 February 2024 Gluten Free Vegetarian Friendly
The perfectly refreshing everyday cocktail to punctuate your day and that won’t knock you sideways. Takes minutes to make, easy to jhooz up with a little garnish and perfect to share with someone you love.

Vermouth firmly found its way into my heart in all its own splendour over Covid, when some of my favourite foodies got creative and started to make their own. It was during that time I discovered the beauty of this early evening tipple outside of my favourite negroni or poured over chicken before slow cooking. And it’s definitely lighter than its heavier cocktail cousins, so perfect for those nights you still want to be standing after a few drinks.

With a simple ratio of one part vermouth, two parts soda, a little wedge of grapefruit and an olive if you feel fancy, no cocktail making skills necessary, just a little love…….

Note: I like to use a red Vermouth, like Antico or any of the good Spanish brands

Vermouth Spritz

  • 50ml Vermouth
  • 100ml Soda or Sparkling Water
  • Grapefruit, orange or lime slies or wedges
  • Green olives (both garnishes optional but I love them)
  • Lots of Ice

Fill your glasses with ice. I like to use highball or a generous tumbler

Pour in the Vermouth followed by the soda or sparkling water. Give it a stir (or a swirl). Add the garnish and sit back and relax.

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