Poor vermouth. It’s the Rodney Dangerfield of many a home bar: everyone has some, but dammit, it gets no respect. It’s the key ingredient in your beloved Manhattan, Martini, or Negroni, but at shopping time it rarely receives the same attention that your Whiskey or Gin selection does. Generally, this isn’t out of a true disdain for the stuff, but rather habit and lack of awareness of what it really is.Read now
May 8, 2018 Patrick Smith
Up, With a Twist: The Martini, Properly ConsideredThe Martini defines cocktail. The cocktail emoji on your phone is clearly a Martini. The neon lights outside dive bars almost always depict Martinis, in a conical glass with an olive on a toothpick. A cocktail this classic deserves a serious look.Read now
January 22, 2018 Melissa Watson
Three Kinds of Vermouth PeopleWhen it comes to vermouth, there are three kinds of people in the world: people who think it is all terrible (aka people who have almost certainly only had vermouth that had gone bad), people who think it is all the same (aka people who have yet to experience how a different vermouth totally changes a cocktail), and people who won’t bat an eye at all if I say something like “Well, this is my favorite vermouth for a Manhattan but this over here is my favorite vermouth for a Negroni.”Read now
January 19, 2018 Joe Barwin
Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Perfect for Spritz's and Never Fail CocktailsRead now
Looking for a light, flavorful, refreshing, and low ABV cocktail for those summer afternoons? Let us introduce you to the perfect solution.
Lo-Fi Aperitifs are a line of vermouths and amaro crafted with California wines and natural herbs & botanicals. It can be enjoyed on it’s own, or used generously in a cocktail — not just whispered over a martini. They infuse their wine with a unique blend of botanicals are listed right on the label. Everything that’s in it, is on it!
January 19, 2018 Meredith Lantz
Rosé? No Way. 5 beautiful bottles to gift the dinner party hostThe intoxicating chorus of Rosé's pop and clink will always be a warm weather hit single, but we're hoping this summer's anthem is more about these literally red, haute, alt-rocking bottles. Each pick will incite refrains of oohs and ahhs when you present this as your dinner party host gift, but they're so easy to drink, it won't be long before you're singing the chorus to Drunk in Love.Read now
January 19, 2018 Joe Barwin
The must have Vermouth from our favorite Sherry brandThe world renowned Sherry house, Bodegas Lustau, makes a wonderful vermouth that is now available at Bitters & Bottles.Read now
Lustau Red Vermouth uses not one but two sherry wines as its base: sweet and velvety Pedro Ximénez and dry and nutty Amontillado. Those sherries are combined with botanicals like gentian, sage, absinth, coriander and orange peel.
January 17, 2018 CJ Best
What else to do with Dry Vermouth - Cocktail RecipesRead now
Dry Vermouth is great in a martini, and good on ice or with fizzy, but then what?
The dry vermouth cocktail options aren't limited to clear spirits. A great classic dark spirit cocktail to modify is a Manhattan - the warm whiskey notes still shine through, but the lovely botanical notes inherent to dry vermouth give the cocktail a fresh twist.