12 vermouth cocktails
Make the most of a bottle of vermouth with our easy cocktail recipes. Mix up a classic martini, a simple spritz or a punchy negroni
Vermouths are a category of fortified wine flavoured with herbs, spices, fruit and other flavourings. You can find them in dry, sweet and semi-sweet varieties, and they are a key ingredient in many different drinks. They're also delicious as an aperitif, served neat over ice with citrus, or mixed with tonic water.
Looking for sweet vermouth cocktails? Try our manhattan and negroni recipes. If you prefer dry vermouth cocktails, we've got recipes for dirty martinis, spritzes and more
12 vermouth cocktails
Boulevardier is the negroni’s autumnal cousin, swapping gin for bourbon to create a rich, rounded edge to the drink.
Mix vermouth with gin, maraschino liqueur and bitters to make a chic cocktail – it’s something of a cross between a martini and a manhattan.
This easy Christmas cocktail makes the perfect gift to bring to a festive party – keep chilled in the fridge for emergencies.
Delicate jasmine tea, sweet peach purée and bitter Cocchi Americano vermouth harmonises in this refreshing summery cocktail.
A delicious cocktail with gin, vermouth and port, plus a splash of Pernot. This elegant serve is simple to make but looks the part on any cocktail menu.
This zesty vermouth spritz, topped up with white grapefruit juice and prosecco, is perfect for summer. The spritz was originally wine with a dash of soda water, before people started adding bitters, tonic and prosecco to create modern-day versions.
Pedro ximénez sherry is the key to this clever cocktail, best sipped on a winter's evening. This easy whisky cocktail is the perfect balance of subtle sweetness and flavourful bitter notes. Garnish with a stylish twist of orange.
Live like a trendy New Yorker with our classic Manhattan recipe. It's best served in a coupe glass, with an illuminous cocktail cherry to garnish.
This negroni features all the usual components, but adds in festive flavours such as star anise, cinnamon and orange.
Want to know how to make the best negroni? Check out our quick and easy recipe for this punchy Italian cocktail, made with just three classic ingredients.
This classic vermouth-based cocktail is similar to the negroni but is lighter and less boozy, making for a great aperitif.
Pickle brine from the jar offers a salty and savoury boost to a classic martini.