World Vermouth Day
Vermouth is an aromatized fortified wine that’s sometimes colored and is always flavored with a variety of different botanicals. Traditionally it’s made in two different styles: white (dry) vermouth and red (sweet) vermouth. These two types of vermouth not only make great drinks on their own but are usually found as a major ingredient in many cocktails.
Some of the cocktails that use vermouth include The Martini, the Negroni, the Manhattan, and the Americano Cocktail. Of course, those are only a few of the drinks that can be made with this fortified wine, we’re sure everyone celebrating World Vermouth Day on March 21st will discover many more cocktails made with it.
The History Of World Vermouth Day
The first wines fortified with roots and/or herbs go back over 3,000 years to China and they would become common all across Asia. One popular ingredient was wormwood, an ingredient that was thought to treat intestinal parasites and stomach disorders.
Merchant Antonio Benedetto Carpano would introduce the first sweet vermouth to Turin, Italy in 1786. This drink would quickly become popular, especially with nobles. At the beginning of the 19th century, the first dry vermouth was produced in France by Joseph Noilly.
These two styles of vermouth would be used for a variety of drinks all throughout history. However, World Vermouth Day is a holiday that hasn’t been around for quite so long. It was originally created by Giancarlo Mancino to introduce vermouth to people around the world. He also wanted people to learn more about the history of vermouth and why it has managed to stand the test of time for so long.
Observing World Vermouth Day
Enjoying a Bronx Cocktail or some other vermouth-infused drink is a great way to observe this holiday. Of course, it isn’t the only way to celebrate it. The drinks that people will choose to celebrate this holiday will be unique to each and every person.
There are about a thousand different vermouth cocktails out there, so all a person has to do is to choose the one that speaks to them. No matter what drink a person chooses, however, they should be sure to post a picture of it on social media. That picture can then be tagged with the hashtag #WorldVermouthDay.
This is a great way for people to share their favorite drinks and perhaps learn about some new drinks that they can try for World Vermouth Day. How did you think we found out about the cocktails Breakfast in Bed, The Bijou Cocktail, or the Hanky Panky Cocktail?