Vermouth is often overlooked when it comes to cocktail ingredients. Vermouth cocktails are sophisticated, amazing drinks.

A beautiful row of elegant vermouth cocktails!

However, that vermouth taste is a classic, and it is a smooth and sweet tasty wine. It can be enjoyed straight up or in an array of cocktails. Relax with these delicious vermouth Cocktails this summer!

The Vermouth Cocktails:

The Vermouth Summer Cup

This cocktail boasts tropical island like colors from many layers of ingredients, mixed together in harmony. Simple, delicious, and quick to make, how can you go wrong?

  • 2 ounces of white vermouth
  • 1/3 ounce of apricot brandy
  • 1/3 ounce of lemon juice (Fresh Lemon)
  • Apple Slices For Garnish
  • ½ ounce of apple juice
  • Handful of Summer Berries

Instructions:  Layer the ingredients inside a tumbler or shaker, shake to blend ingredients. Finally, garnish with apple slices.

Blood and Sand Vermouth Cocktail

While the name is a bit intimidating, the drink itself is quite tame. The sweetness of the vermouth brings out the saccharinity in the other ingredients in a blend of beautiful notes of citrus and other fruits, offsetting the liquor in the drink perfectly. Here are the ingredients:

  • Over ½ ounce of whiskey
  • A little over 1 ounce of vermouth
  • 1 ounce of blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce of cherry liqueur

Instructions:  First, in a shaker half filled with ice, measure out liquors and pour in one by one. Next, pour in the blood orange juice. Shake well and quickly, not allowing the ice to melt and dilute the vermouth cocktail. Pour into a glass and enjoy. You may garnish with Blood orange or orange slices.

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The true, beautiful vermouth taste in perfectly cool, refreshing cocktails. These perfect vermouth cocktails are going to be the hit of your summer events.

Rob Roy Vermouth Cocktail

The Rob Roy is a well-known cocktail and a true classic. This classic drink with a strong yet smooth vermouth finish is simple to make. The better the vermouth, the better these vermouth cocktails will taste. However, it is still delicious with basic vermouth. Try this classic today!

  • 2 ounces of scotch
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • Brandied cherries(to be used as a garnish)

Instructions: Add wet ingredients, scotch, vermouth, and bitters into a shaker; filled about 1/3rd of the way with ice. Stir carefully, rather than shaking (James bond would approve). Strain the mixture into a glass. Finally, garnish with a brandied cherry to give it the perfect balance.

The Perfect Manhattan

This less sweet version of the Manhattan is perfect, hence the name. This vermouth cocktail will have you craving another before you finish the first. Remember, the better the vermouth brands you use, the better the cocktail. This is a very alcoholic cocktail, so stay responsible.

  • 2 ounces of rye
  • ¾ ounce dry vermouth
  • ¾ ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • A dash of Angostura bitters
  • Brandied cherry(For garnishing)

Instructions: Add wet ingredients into a shaker, carefully shake together, strain well into a glass and add the brandied cherry for garnish.

The Negroni vermouth cocktail

Often when people think of vermouth, the Negroni vermouth cocktail is usually the first one that comes to mind. The Negroni officially put all vermouth brands on the map when it was released. This cocktail is so well-balanced it puts others to shame. Below are the ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of gin
  • 1 ounce of Campari
  • An orange twist (For Garnish)
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth

Instructions: Shake or stir wet ingredients in a shaker with ice, strain and pour into serving glass. Garnish with the orange twist.

To Sum Up:

The true, beautiful vermouth taste in perfectly cool, refreshing cocktails. These perfect summer vermouth cocktails are going to be the hit of your summer events. No matter what brand of vermouth you use, these easy to make cocktails will become an instant classic in your repertoire.