Vya Extra Dry VermouthMADE BY QUADY WINERY IN MADERA, CALIFORNIA
Quady Winery knew their bartender friends were tired of using bland, big-brand vermouths (wines infused with botanicals and fortified with neutral spirits) to make classic drinks like martinis and negronis. Despite vermouth's slow climb to popularity in the U.S., they decided to take a risk.
Their extra-dry vermouth makes us proud, showcasing a blend of Orange Muscat and dry white wines, infused with a secret combo of over 15 herbs and spices, and neutral grape spirits to fortify the mix.
With every sip, we're transported further into a dreamy garden, fresh and breezy with sweet-smelling flowers and soft green leaves. (Oh yes.) Beautifully vibrant and aromatic, with impressive balance, we're happy sipping it straight. But it's also our go-to for cocktails.
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What better way to celebrate this awesome dry vermouth than with an old-school, vermouth-heavy Martini: Combine 2 oz dry gin (we like Russell Henry London Dry) with 1 ounce Vya vermouth and 1 dash orange bitters over ice in a mixing glass. Stir until very cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist (or, you know, an olive).
8.75% alcohol by volume; comes in a 750ml bottle.