sweet 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 sweet vermouth:

Bronx
gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, orange juice,
Brooklyn
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Amer Picon, maraschino liqueur,
Highland Cocktail
Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, orange bitters,
Liberal
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Amer Picon, orange bitters,
Palm Beach Special
gin, sweet vermouth, grapefruit juice,
Park Avenue
gin, pineapple juice, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao,
Tango
rum, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange juice,
Yacht Club
gin, sweet vermouth, orange juice, Campari, simple syrup,
Zumbo
gin, Cointreau, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Fernet Branca,
Fin de Siecle
gin, sweet vermouth, Amer Picon, orange bitters,
Robert Burns
Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, absinthe,
Income Tax
gin, orange juice, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Angostura Bitters,
Norwegian Wood
aquavit, applejack, sweet vermouth, Chartreuse,
Saratoga
brandy, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura Bitters,
Bobby Burns
Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, Benedictine,
Bridal
gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters,
Fourth Regiment Cocktail
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, Peychaud's bitters, celery bitters,
Delmonico
gin, brandy, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange bitters,
Martini (circa. 1900)
gin, sweet vermouth, orange bitters,
Sherman
sweet vermouth, rye whiskey, absinthe, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
Hakam
gin, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao, orange bitters,
San Martin
gin, sweet vermouth, Chartreuse,
Young Man
brandy, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao, Angostura Bitters,
Corpse Reviver #1
brandy, sweet vermouth, applejack,
Guion
gin, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, Benedictine,
Journalist
gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, triple sec, lemon juice, Angostura Bitters,
Zummy
Benedictine, gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Campari,
Camparinete
gin, sweet vermouth, Campari,
Americano
Campari, sweet vermouth, soda water,
Bijou
gin, Chartreuse, sweet vermouth, orange bitters,
Blood And Sand
Scotch whisky, Cherry Heering, sweet vermouth, orange juice,
ChamPino
Campari, sweet vermouth, champagne,
Cornwall Negroni
gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, Punt e Mes, orange bitters,
De La Louisiane
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, absinthe, Peychaud's bitters,
Fallen Leaves
calvados, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, brandy,
Floridita
rum, lime juice, sweet vermouth, crème de cacao, grenadine,
Harvard Fizz
brandy, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, soda water,
Leap Year
gin, sweet vermouth, Grand Marnier, lemon juice,
Little Italy
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Cynar,
Manhattan
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura Bitters,
Martinez
gin, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, maraschino liqueur,
Martini (circa. 1888)
Old Tom gin, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, Boker's bitters, orange curaçao,
Negroni
gin, Campari, sweet vermouth,
Petit Zinc
vodka, Cointreau, sweet vermouth, orange juice,
Red Hook
rye whiskey, maraschino liqueur, sweet vermouth,
Renaissance
brandy, sweet vermouth, limoncello, peach bitters,
Rob Roy
Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, orange bitters,
Rosita
tequila, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Campari, Angostura Bitters,
Satan's Whiskers
gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange juice, Grand Marnier, orange bitters,
Tailspin
gin, sweet vermouth, Chartreuse, Campari,
Vieux Carre
rye whiskey, brandy, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud's bitters, Angostura Bitters,
Boulevardier
bourbon whiskey, Campari, sweet vermouth,