Dry Vermouth Substitutes

Dry Vermouth Substitutes

This article provides an overview of dry vermouth, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make dry vermouth substitutes.

What is Dry Vermouth?

Dry vermouth is an aromatized fortified white wine that is flavored with many different botanicals, such as flowers, seeds, herbs, barks, and spices.

Dry vermouth originated in France and later grew in popularity around the world as a key ingredient in many cocktails, such as the martini, as well as an ingredient in cooking.

What does Dry Vermouth taste like?

Dry vermouth has a light-bodied flavor with floral and herbal notes. The flavors and aromas can vary depending on the maker, but a bracingly dry finish is key.

Is Dry Vermouth readily available in Supermarkets?

Dry vermouth should be readily available in supermarkets, as well as local convenience and liquor stores. It will often be found with other wines or fortified wines.

What are some alternative names for Dry Vermouth?

Dry vermouth is also known as White Vermouth or French vermouth

What is a good substitute for Dry Vermouth in recipes?

Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for dry vermouth. These include gluten-free alternatives such as:

  • Although there are not really any ‘easy’ substitutes for dry vermouth, the best would be another fortified wine such as Dry Sherry or Lillet Blanc, dry white wine, or sake.
  • In cooking recipes, you can replace white wine vinegar.