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Mar 6, 2011 12:43 PM

Inexpensive sweet vermouth?

Carpano's out of the budget - what's a cheap alternative for mixing in gin cocktails?

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  1. Vermouth is quite normally cheap.

    I go to either Noilly Prat or Cinzano brand.

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    1. Big fan of Lillet, which is similar aperitif from Bordeaux, and runs about $15 for 750 mL. Mix it with gin and vodka and you get a Vesper. I agree with Maximilien on Noilly Prat, which is also under $20 for 750 mL.

      1. Curious why you are mixing Sweet vermouth with gin? It's generally paired with whiskeys.

        Inexpensive? Martini & Rossi.