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Snake Hips
12-24-2012, 06:30 PM
I figure I'm an odd man in modern society for this, but I like vermouth the way it was intended to be consumed - either chilled straight or on ice. So far Cinzano (rosso) and Noilly Prat (original French dry) are my primary choices, though Martini & Rossi (rosso) gets a lot of attention from me, a lot of times because of its wide availability. I haven't gotten a hold of any Carpano Punt e Mes, Carpano Antica Formula, Dolin or Cocchi yet because of their prices and availability.

Anybody else a weirdo like me who likes vermouth? :)

T.G
12-24-2012, 07:02 PM
Anybody else a weirdo like me who likes vermouth? :)

In Martinis, yes. Straight, eh, not bad, but not my drink of choice.

qwerty1500
12-25-2012, 05:47 AM
Probably use more of it in my martinis than a lot of people ... at least 1:3. I've become a big fan of Lillet.

T.G
12-25-2012, 10:21 AM
I don't think Lillet is a vermouth. IIRC, it's technically a desert wine that can be substituted for sweet vermouth.

Snake Hips
12-25-2012, 03:00 PM
I don't think Lillet is a vermouth. IIRC, it's technically a desert wine that can be substituted for sweet vermouth.
I believe Lillet is a quinquina, and barely one at that. Contains less herbs and quinine than Dubonnet, and Dubonnet is one of the subtlest quinquinas.

@qwerty1500
Good to hear somebody still goes for a more proper martini ratio :D

T.G
12-25-2012, 05:51 PM
I believe Lillet is a quinquina, and barely one at that. Contains less herbs and quinine than Dubonnet, and Dubonnet is one of the subtlest quinquinas.


Ok, that makes sense.

qwerty1500
12-25-2012, 05:54 PM
I don't think Lillet is a vermouth. IIRC, it's technically a desert wine that can be substituted for sweet vermouth.

Sweet? The white may have a very slight sweet quality. I'm substituting it for dry vermouth and it absolutely MAKES a martini.

T.G
12-25-2012, 06:36 PM
Sweet? The white may have a very slight sweet quality. I'm substituting it for dry vermouth and it absolutely MAKES a martini.


I recall Lillet being somewhat sweet, but that was years ago. Maybe they changed the formula?

I don't disagree that it can go well in a martini, but that's really a matter of personal preference more than anything else.

Snake Hips
12-26-2012, 12:23 AM
Sweet? The white may have a very slight sweet quality. I'm substituting it for dry vermouth and it absolutely MAKES a martini.I'm open to anything, so I'll have to order a martini with Lillet in place of vermouth just to see. Maybe I'll be converted like yourself. When you say "The white," I'll assume you mean the original. I have a new drink order to fulfill! :)

qwerty1500
12-26-2012, 02:00 AM
When you say "The white," I'll assume you mean the original.

It's the Blanc. Let us know what you think.

kelmac07
12-26-2012, 06:15 AM
My mother in law has been drinking the stuff for years.

mosesbotbol
12-26-2012, 07:19 AM
I use it de-glaze when cooking or to add to a stock.