- jacquelinec Jul 16, 2006 10:42 PM
Hi - sipping a a new favorite, Vya Vermouth on the rocks - half sweet and half dry. Never was a vermouth fan before, this changed my mind. Check it out and I wrote about them in my blog, too.
- Jacqueline AKA Leather District Gourmet
Carpano Antico Formula? I've never heard of it. I will say that Vya changed my view on vermouth altogether. I'll check out Carpano. Thanks!
You might also try Carpano's Punt e Mes. I believe the name ("part and a half") refers to a way people used to order vermouth and bitters. It is excellent, on the rocks.
In Spain, it is very common to have vermouth on the rocks with a lime as an aperitif, or in a bar after work. Many bars have a wooden barrel of vermouth in which they pour from a tap.
I've always refered to the mix of half sweet and half dry vermouth as a French Kiss.
Thanks for the tips. I'll look for Punt e Mes, have seen it but sort of forgot about it...how about Pimms Cup?
Another thing people don't realize about vermouth is that it's a wine, so once it's open it has a shelf life.
Yup, you are correct. I don't usually have a bottle around long enough for it to turn. Even a little splash (just put some in nice bottle with pouring spout) here or there helps so many things!