Definition of vermouth in English:


Pronunciation: /vəˈmuːθ//ˈvəːməθ/


  • [mass noun] A red or white wine flavoured with aromatic herbs, chiefly made in France and Italy and drunk mixed with gin.

    • ‘You add wine, vermouth, chicken stock, a bay leaf, fresh thyme, black peppercorns and an onion cut into 8 wedges.’
    • ‘Whites were sent to Turin to be distilled into vermouth.’
    • ‘This bill covers dessert wine, sherry, vermouth, port - the drinks of the matriarchs, shall we say.’
    • ‘Deglaze the pan with the Armagnac and vermouth and simmer until almost dry.’
    • ‘Our Manhattan Chicken is made with a sauce that contains rye whiskey and sweet vermouth.’
    • ‘These oils are used in making perfume and in imparting a muscatel flavor to wines, vermouths, and liqueurs.’
    • ‘Add the herbs and wine or vermouth and boil briskly until the liquid has almost evaporated.’
    • ‘I mean I got right up into the tv screen and looked specifically for those tears to fall and nada, nothing, dry as a martini with no vermouth.’
    • ‘Deglaze with the white wine and vermouth and reduce slightly.’
    • ‘Add the Noilly Prat or vermouth and Pernod, then cook until reduced right down.’
    • ‘I was passing a side-street and found about 9 people pulling sealed wine and vermouth bottles out of a garbage bin on the street.’
    • ‘Like Sherry or Madeira, vermouth is a beverage that originated as a type of wine and ended up as a fortified wine cross breed.’
    • ‘Pour the vodka and dry vermouth over ice into a shaker, stir well and strain into the glasses.’
    • ‘For the sweet vermouth, use the bianco, or white variety.’
    • ‘The Rosmarino starts with the rosemary vodka, dry vermouth and a hint of Pernod, served ice cold with a caper berry.’
    • ‘Ransack your cupboards for Angostura Bitters, vermouth and lime juice, and prepare the tall glasses.’
    • ‘In the act of micturition, there was a sense of pouring vermouth into an ice-filled cocktail shaker.’
    • ‘Fred disobeys the head nurse, asking the porter to go out and buy him some wine and vermouth, which he hides under his bed.’
    • ‘So many herbs and spices are now used to flavour fortified wines that the definition of vermouth is necessarily elastic.’
    • ‘Heat until boiling, then add the wine or vermouth and lower the heat.’


From French vermout, from German Wermut wormwood.