Incredible Cocktail Recipes Starring Vermouth

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Do you love cocktails like Negronis and Martinis? Do you have a bottle of sweet or dry vermouth sitting in the corner of your home bar cabinet? Then it’s time to pull that bottle out and start mixing some delicious cocktails at home! Whether you are hosting a house party or looking for an indulgent drink to savour, vermouth cocktails are great options. This versatile and incredible ingredient enhances the flavour and creates delectable cocktails that will satisfy your senses. So, we have rounded up some popular cocktail recipes featuring vermouth just for you!

1. Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Negroni Cocktail
Interested in a cocktail with a more pronounced flavour profile? Negroni is the one for you! This classic cocktail is a delectable blend of gin, sweet vermouth and bitter aperitif. Serve it at your dinner parties or sip it before a delicious meal, Negroni is a perfect drink to tickle your taste buds. Here’s the vermouth cocktail recipe for you to try at home:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray London Dry Gin - 30ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 30ml 
- Herbal-infused Bitter Aperitif - 30ml 
- Orange Peel - 1
- Ice 

Instructions
- Grab an old-fashioned glass and fill it with ice cubes.
- Measure and pour Tanqueray London Dry Gin, sweet vermouth and bitter aperitif into the glass over the ice.
- Using a cocktail stirrer or a bar spoon, stir the ingredients to combine.
- Garnish the drink with an orange peel and serve.

2. Blood And Sand Cocktail Recipe

Blood And Sand
This is a classic scotch cocktail, that shares its name with one of the iconic movies - Blood and Sand. The tempting combination of scotch whisky, cherry liqueur, sweet vermouth, orange and lemon makes a fusion of flavours that will tickle your palate. If you are a scotch cocktail lover, you must try this drink! Here’s a cocktail recipe featuring the finest Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky: 

Ingredients
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky - 30ml
- Cherry Liqueur - 30ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 30ml
- Orange Juice - 30ml
- Lemon Juice - 10ml
- Orange Peel - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, cherry liqueur, sweet vermouth, freshly squeezed lemon juice and orange juice into the cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously to combine.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange peel or slice.

3. Dirty Martini Cocktail Recipe

Dirty Martini
One of the iconic drinks that has been a favourite among cocktail connoisseurs worldwide. Shaken, stirred, dirty or dry, vodka or gin - martini has been experimented with and every variation of it has been cherished! Dirty Martini is an enticing blend of vodka, dry vermouth, and olive brine. Here’s the cocktail recipe using Smirnoff No.21 Vodka for you:

Ingredients
- Smirnoff No.21 Vodka - 50ml
- Dry Vermouth - 10ml
- Olive Brine- 1 splash
- Olives - 2-3
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour Smirnoff No. 21 vodka, dry vermouth, and a splash of olive juice into the shaker.
- Shake vigorously to combine.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish the drink with three olives and serve.

4. Rob Roy Cocktail Recipe

Rob Roy Cocktail
Rob Roy is a twist on the classic Manhattan where the cocktail recipe calls for the finest scotch whisky. The seamless blend of scotch whisky, sweet vermouth and bitters has been long cherished by whisky lovers. The flavours are rich and tempting, making it a great addition to any dinner party or an evening indulgence with family! Here’s the cocktail recipe for you to try:

Ingredients
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky - 60ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 60ml
- Aromatic Bitters - 2 dashes
- Orange Peel - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour 60ml of Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, 30ml of sweet vermouth and two dashes of aromatic bitters into the mixing glass.
- Stir well to combine.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Twist an orange zest over the drink to express its oil, and drop it into the glass to garnish.
- Additionally, you can also garnish with a brandied cherry.

5. El Presidente Cocktail Recipe

El Presidente
This is a classic Cuban cocktail that dates back to the 1920s. Years later in the 1950s, the cocktail found its spotlight and has been cherished ever since. The delicious blend of rum, dry vermouth, orange Curaçao, and grenadine is a must-try for any rum cocktail lover. The fruity and floral hints of the El Presidente cocktail make it one of the best cocktails you can serve at your dinner party! Here’s a cocktail recipe for you made using Captain Morgan Rum:

Ingredients
- Captain Morgan Rum - 45ml
- Dry Vermouth - 22.5ml
- Orange Curaçao - 7.5ml
- Grenadine - 2 dashes
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail mixing glass and fill it with ice
- Measure and pour Captain Morgan Rum, dry vermouth, orange curaçao, and grenadine into the mixing glass
- Stir well to combine
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass
- Serve and enjoy!