Homemade vermouth, how to make it easily step by step

Homemade vermouth, how to make it easily step by step. Vermouth or vermouth is an alcoholic drink that is made from wine, wormwood and spices such as cinnamon and cardamom. Its name comes from the French vermouth and which in turn also derives from the German wermut, which means wormwood or absinthe.

There are two types of vermouth that are classified into red or sweet and white or dry. The difference between the two varieties is marked by a different manufacturing process that results in two drinks differentiated by their color, their flavor, their sugar content and their alcohol content, the red being sweeter than the white.

These wines are very typical throughout Europe and, despite being a drink that has a long tradition, its consumption is currently booming among the most hipster public. Due to its flavor and aroma, vermouth is the most suitable drink to order at midday in your favorite bar or winery, always accompanied by a snack to whet your appetite for food.

Vermouth can be combined with many drinks but if you want to enjoy a good vermouth, the best way to do it is to drink it alone and in a short glass. Of course, always cold, around 5 ℃ is the ideal temperature to have the most pleasant experience possible. Another option, much cooler and which is what we are going to prepare next, is to add some ice cubes and accompany it with a citrus fruit and some olives. Without a doubt, the best way to whet your appetite before lunch or dinner, yes, always in moderation.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • total time: 5 minutes
    • rations: 1
    • Category: drinks
    • type of cuisine: european
    • Calories per serving (kcal):255

Homemade vermouth ingredients for 1 person

    • 2 ice
    • 2 strips of orange peel (without the white part)
    • 150 ml of cold red vermouth
    • 2 pitted green olives

Ingredients to make a homemade vermouth@Latoneira

How to make a homemade vermouth

To make a vermouth at home in its most classic version, and in turn the simplest, the first thing we have to do is cool a glass by adding 2 ice cubes. Shake the glass with the ice cubes and then add 1 strip of orange peel without the white part.

Adding ice and orange peel to the glass@Latoneira

Next, we add 150 ml of red vermouth which, ideally, will be cold at a temperature of around 5 ºC.

Addition of the red vermouth in the glass@Latoneira

We serve our homemade vermouth decorating the glass with 1 strip of orange peel and 2 green olives inserted into a toothpick that we will put inside the drink. We serve immediately to consume at the moment, accompanied by some chips and some olives or any other appetizer to taste.

Presentation of homemade vermouth@Latoneira

Easy preparation summary

    1. Chill the glass by adding 2 ice cubes and add 1 orange peel
    1. Add the red vermouth at 5 ºC until almost filling the glass
    1. Decorate with orange peel and some olives inserted into a toothpick