dry 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 dry vermouth:

Algonquin
rye whiskey, dry vermouth, pineapple juice,
Attention
gin, dry vermouth, crème de violette, absinthe, orange bitters,
Bamboo
dry vermouth, dry sherry, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
Black Feather
brandy, dry vermouth, Cointreau, Angostura Bitters,
Bronx
gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, orange juice,
Cabaret
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Caprice
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters,
Champagne Antoine
gin, dry vermouth, Pernod, champagne,
Chrysanthemum Cocktail
dry vermouth, Benedictine, absinthe,
Delmonico
gin, brandy, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange bitters,
Diabolo
brandy, dry vermouth, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
El Presidente
rum, dry vermouth, red curaçao,
Fairbanks
gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, crème de noyeux,
Fallen Leaves
calvados, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, brandy,
Ford
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters,
Gibson
gin, dry vermouth,
Guadalahara
tequila, dry vermouth, Benedictine,
Income Tax
gin, orange juice, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Angostura Bitters,
Journalist
gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, triple sec, lemon juice, Angostura Bitters,
Jupiter
gin, dry vermouth, orange juice, Parfait Amour,
Kangaroo
vodka, dry vermouth,
Lucien Gaudin
gin, Cointreau, Campari, dry vermouth,
Mahogany
dry vermouth, Jagermeister, Benedictine, cinnamon tincture,
Martini
gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters,
Martini - dry (circa. 1900)
gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters,
Martini (classic)
gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters,
Metropole
brandy, dry vermouth, orange bitters, Peychaud's bitters,
Morning Cocktail
brandy, dry vermouth, orange curaçao, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters, absinthe,
Obituary Cocktail
gin, dry vermouth, absinthe,
Old Pal
Canadian whisky, dry vermouth, Campari,
Parisian
gin, dry vermouth, crème de cassis,
Poet's Dream
gin, dry vermouth, Benedictine,
Presidente
rum, dry vermouth, Cointreau, lemon juice, grenadine,
Ritz Bijou
gin, dry vermouth, orange curaçao, orange bitters,
Rosita
tequila, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Campari, Angostura Bitters,
Royalist
dry vermouth, bourbon whiskey, Benedictine, peach bitters,
Satan's Whiskers
gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange juice, Grand Marnier, orange bitters,
Scofflaw
Canadian whisky, dry vermouth, lemon juice, grenadine, orange bitters,
Tango
rum, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Benedictine, orange juice,
Tillicum
gin, dry vermouth, Peychaud's bitters,
Tip Top
dry vermouth, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Washington
brandy, dry vermouth, Angostura Bitters, simple syrup,
Zumbo
gin, Cointreau, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, Fernet Branca,
Zummy
Benedictine, gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, Campari,