“Essential reading for anyone who has ever loved a Manhattan.” —Wine & Spirits
Vermouth is hitting its stride—again. The cocktail resurgence has put a spotlight on an often-overlooked ingredient in some of the most iconic cocktails of our time: vermouth. It appeared in America in the 1860s, reigned supreme in drinks like the Manhattan and the Martini, then fell out of favor during the counterculture days of the 1960s. But with artisanal cocktails now the rage, interest in vermouth is at a peak. After all, without it, your martini is merely a chilled vodka or gin.
More and more cocktail lovers are requesting more than a whisper of vermouth in their drinks. In fact, it’s touted as a low-alcohol alternative to sip on its own, or, if the ratio is tweaked, as tasty way to lighten up more traditionally strong drinks. Vermouth has a rich history, deeply intertwined with that of America, and, here, expert Adam Ford offers the first-ever detailed look into the background of this aromatized, fortified wine, as well as its rise, fall, and comeback in America.
With bold and delicious cocktail recipes?there are twists on the classic Boulevardier, a once-forgotten Brooklyn Cocktail, and a refreshing White Negroni?and color photographs throughout, Vermouth is a must-have book for anyone interested in drinking, or learning about, great cocktails.
About the Author
Adam Ford is widely recognized as America's leading expert in vermouth production and history. A lawyer by training, since founding Atsby New York Vermouth in September 2012, he has established himself as a leading voice in the education and promotion of the vermouth category and in New York spirits. Atsby Vermouth has enjoyed a meteoric rise and is now frequently found in cocktail menus in America's top cocktail bars. He has been quoted in leading publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Edible Manhattan.
Mixologists, history buffs, and casual sippers will appreciate the blend of fact and myth that surrounds this beverage, and enjoy recreating classic drinks … as well as innovative new vermouth-forward recipes.
— Camper English, Alcademics
Adam Ford’s Vermouth is worth picking up, reading, and, more importantly, making some cocktails using the spirit whose origins is still yet unknown.
There’s no finer modern … guide for ambling through the deeply nuanced nature of the America’s blossoming, distinctive vermouth culture.
— Tales of the Cocktail
reading for anyone who has ever loved a Manhattan.
— Wine & Spirits
Skip to the cocktail recipes and make yourself a
drink, because this book will make your thirsty for more.
— Sother Teague, author of I'm Just Here for the Drinks