5 cocktail a base Vermouth che un vero appassionato di Spirits dovrebbe assolutamente provare

We have collected for you the recipes of 5 Vermouth cocktails that every spirits lover should try. Let’s discover them together.

Relaxed atmosphere, an evening with good old friends, great music, and something special in the glass: we dedicate to all spirits enthusiasts a brief list of 5 Vermouth cocktails to try.

Vermouth-based Cocktails: Elena Spirits Selection

Negroni

Negroni Cocktail: Ingredients and Preparation by Elena Spirits

When it comes to cocktails, the Negroni is a must-have. A classic of Italian mixology, born in the early 1920s. Legend has it that Count Camillo Negroni, a cosmopolitan and charming bon vivant, once went to the Caffè Casoni in Florence. Just back from a trip to London, he asked the bartender Fosco Scarselli to add a splash of Gin instead of soda to the cocktail he used to order (the American).

Excellent result, considering the fact that a hundred years later the Negroni is still one of the most appreciated Italian cocktails worldwide.

How to prepare it at home?

Negroni Ingredients
  • Campari
  • Vermouth di Torino Superiore Rosso RAV 18
  • Elena Gin
  • Oranges
  • Ice
Negroni Preparation

Fill a tumbler glass with ice about three-quarters full. Pour 30 ml of Elena Gin, 30 ml of Vermouth di Torino Superiore Rosso RAV 18, and 30 ml of Campari. Stir gently. Last touch: add half a slice of orange as garnish.


Wrong Negroni

Wrong Negroni Cocktail: Ingredients and Preparation by Elena Spirits

Another great classic of our mixology, the Wrong Negroni was born in Milan in the 1960s. We don’t have a confirmed paternity, as in the case of the original cocktail, but it is easy to assume that a mistake led to the creation of the Wrong Negroni!

Here’s how you can prepare it at home.

Wrong Negroni Ingredients
  • Campari
  • Vermouth di Torino Rosso
  • Sparkling wine
  • Oranges
  • Ice
Wrong Negroni Preparation

Fill a tumbler glass with ice about three-quarters full. Pour 30 ml of sparkling wine, 30 ml of Vermouth di Torino Rosso, and 30 ml of Campari. Stir with a stirrer or a long-handled spoon. You can garnish with a thin slice of orange.


Americano

Americano Cocktail: Ingredients and Preparation by Elena Spirits

The Americano cocktail has a cinematic charm. Perhaps because in Casino Royale it was prominently featured in the hands of the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond… This cocktail was born (apparently) in the 1930s and, according to one of the most accredited versions of its history, owes its name to Primo Carnera, a very famous Italian boxer in the United States. He is considered the father of the Negroni.

The International Bartenders Association (IBA) has included it in the official list of cocktails. An all-Italian pride.

Let’s prepare together this masterpiece of Mixology.

Americano Ingredients
  • Campari
  • Vermouth di Torino Superiore Rosso RAV 18
  • Soda
  • Oranges
  • Lemon zest
  • Ice
Americano Preparation

Slice the orange thinly and remove the lemon zest, making sure to leave strips long enough to be used as garnish.

Fill a tumbler three-quarters full with ice, then pour Campari first, then Vermouth di Torino Superiore Rosso RAV 18, and finally the soda (keeping the proportion of one third, one third, and enough to fill the glass). Stir gently. Add half a slice of orange and the lemon zest, squeezing it slightly before placing it on the glass (this way it will release a hint of aroma into the cocktail).


Martinez

Martinez Cocktail: Ingredients and Preparation by Elena Spirits

You have surely heard of Martini Dry</strong >, and almost certainly (if you are passionate about spirits and cocktails) you have already tasted it. Well, the Martinez is an ancestor of the Martini Dry. How it was born is not certain: there are mainly two versions regarding the origin of the Martinez. The first attributes its invention to Jerry Thomas, the father of modern bartending: author of the first cocktail recipe book, he was the inventor of the figure of the bartender as a creative professional and, in some ways, entertainer.

According to this hypothesis, the Martinez was born at the bar of the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco, a stop for many holidaymakers passing through to embark for… Martinez, a Californian city.

The second version of the story about the birth of the Martinez cocktail sees Julio Richelieu, a bartender, as the creator. According to this hypothesis, Richelieu created the cocktail for a customer of his bar. The bar, of course, was located in California, in the city of Martinez.

We’ve piqued your curiosity? Here’s how to prepare this cocktail.

Martinez Ingredients
  • Elena Gin
  • Vermouth di Torino Superiore Rosso RAV 18
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Maraschino Liqueur
  • Lemon zest
  • Ice
Martinez Preparation

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled three-quarters with ice: 45 ml of Elena Gin, 45 ml of Vermouth di Torino Superiore Rosso RAV 18, 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters, and a spoonful of Maraschino Liqueur. Stir. Strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with lemon zest.


Piedmont Elegance

The last cocktail we propose is the result of a small experiment. For some months now, everyone has been talking about artificial intelligence, so we asked one of these AIs to imagine a cocktail based on Vermouth di Torino Superiore Rosso LAZ 19.

First, it told us about our Vermouth:

The Vermouth di Torino superiore rosso LAZ 19 by Elena Spirits has a unique sensory profile, characterized by a garnet red color with orange reflections, a vinous and elegant aroma with notes of bitter orange, gentian, vanilla, licorice, and cloves, and a vinous, tannic but harmonious taste with shades of red fruits, a long spicy persistence, and a sweet finish.

It is produced with a base of Barolo Lazzarito 2019 and Roero Arneis, enriched with Piedmontese botanicals and herbs following a traditional recipe.

We asked for a dry-flavored cocktail. Here’s the response:

To create a cocktail that respects your preference for drier tastes rather than sweet ones, I suggest a recipe that balances the intrinsic sweetness of Vermouth with dry and aromatic elements.

Here’s the recipe

Piedmont Elegance Cocktail

Piedmont Elegance Cocktail: Ingredients and Preparation by Elena Spirits

Piedmont Elegance Cocktail Ingredients
  • Vermouth di Torino superiore rosso LAZ 19
  • Elena Gin
  • Bitter orange liqueur
  • Angostura Bitter
  • Ice
  • Orange or lemon zest for garnish
Piedmont Elegance Cocktail Preparation

Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add 60 ml of Vermouth, 30 ml of Gin, 15 ml of bitter orange liqueur, and 2 dashes of Angostura Bitter. Stir well until the cocktail is well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of orange or lemon zest for an aromatic touch.

And here’s the AI’s final comment:

This cocktail aims to celebrate the aromatic and vinous-spicy notes of Vermouth LAZ 19, balancing its natural sweetness with the dryness of Gin and the bitterness of bitter orange liqueur and Angostura, creating a refined and balanced tasting experience.

The first cocktail invented by artificial intelligence! We tried it: it’s interesting, but now we await your impressions. Which cocktail do you prefer? Share it on Instagram by tagging @elena_spirits.