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Vermouth

(n.) A fortified aromatized wine, vermouth is made by adding a neutral grain spirit to a low-alcohol wine, then infusing it with spices, roots and herbs before bottling. It generally…

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Perfect

(adj.) A description for a vermouth cocktail in which the vermouth component is a mix of half-sweet and half-dry, usually applied to the Martini or the Manhattan.

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Fortified Wine

(n.) Wine that has a distilled spirit added. This loosely-knit family of wines encompasses a wide range of styles. Some are made for fast consumption, others for aging. They can…

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Fitty-Fitty Martini

The Martini spent the better part of the ‘80s and ‘90s as a stripped-down, mostly-gin (or, gasp, vodka) version of itself. This is Audrey Saunders' effort to reintroduce America to…

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Martini

The Martini likely evolved from a mix of sweet vermouth and sweet gin as drier versions of those alcohols became popular at the turn of the 20th century.