dry vermouth

Vermouth is a fortified wine aperitif, flavoured with herbs, spices, barks, and flowers. There are various brands of vermouth produced in both Italy and France, and the flavors can be added through infusion, maceration, or distillation. The name "Vermouth" itself derives from the German "Wermut" (Wormwood, and ingredient in Vermouth). The original version of Vermouth that was used in cocktails was from Italy, and is what we often refer to today as Sweet Vermouth. Thus any cocktail recipes you might find prior to 1900 which simply listed "Vermouth" as an ingredient, were intended to use Sweet Vermouth. Eventually the French (dry/white, as opposed to sweet/red) version of Vermouth started making its way into cocktails, and so recipes would differentiate between the two by specifying "Italian Vermouth" or "French Vermouth". Since most vermouth manufacturers today make both types of vermouth, it is more approriate to refer to them as Sweet Vermouth (Italian/Red) and Dry Vermouth (French/White).

The following recipes on this site use dry vermouth:

Bronx
gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, orange juice,
Guadalahara
tequila, dry vermouth, Benedictine,
Jupiter
gin, dry vermouth, orange juice, Parfait Amour,
Kangaroo
vodka, dry vermouth,
Parisian
gin, dry vermouth, crème de cassis,
Tango
rum, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange juice,
Zumbo
gin, Cointreau, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Fernet Branca,
Tillicum
gin, dry vermouth, Peychaud's bitters,
Champagne Antoine
gin, dry vermouth, Pernod, champagne,
Ritz Bijou
gin, dry vermouth, orange curaçao, orange bitters,
Obituary Cocktail
gin, dry vermouth, absinthe,
Income Tax
gin, orange juice, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Angostura Bitters,
Tip Top
dry vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Diabolo
brandy, dry vermouth, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
El Presidente
rum, dry vermouth, red curaçao,
Presidente
rum, dry vermouth, Cointreau, lemon juice, grenadine,
Scofflaw
Canadian whisky, dry vermouth, lemon juice, grenadine, orange bitters,
Caprice
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters,
Metropole
brandy, dry vermouth, orange bitters, Peychaud's bitters,
Royalist
dry vermouth, bourbon whiskey, Benedictine, peach bitters,
Chrysanthemum Cocktail
dry vermouth, Benedictine, absinthe,
Delmonico
gin, brandy, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange bitters,
Poet's Dream
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine,
Martini - dry (circa. 1900)
gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters,
Martini (classic)
gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters,
Morning Cocktail
brandy, dry vermouth, orange curaçao, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters, absinthe,
Washington
brandy, dry vermouth, Angostura Bitters, simple syrup,
Ford
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters,
Bamboo
dry vermouth, dry sherry, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
Algonquin
rye whiskey, dry vermouth, pineapple juice,
Attention
gin, dry vermouth, crème de violette, absinthe, orange bitters,
Fairbanks
gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, crème de noyeux,
Journalist
gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, triple sec, lemon juice, Angostura Bitters,
Zummy
Benedictine, gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Campari,
Cabaret
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Black Feather
brandy, dry vermouth, Cointreau, Angostura Bitters,
Fallen Leaves
calvados, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, brandy,
Gibson
gin, dry vermouth,
Mahogany
dry vermouth, Jagermeister, Benedictine, cinnamon tincture,
Old Pal
rye whiskey, dry vermouth, Campari,
Rosita
tequila, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Campari, Angostura Bitters,
Satan's Whiskers
gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange juice, Grand Marnier, orange bitters,
Martini
gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters,
Lucien Gaudin
gin, Cointreau, Campari, dry vermouth,