Vermouth, derived from the German word for wormwood wermut, is a fortified wine that is aromatised with various botanicals including roots, flowers, seeds, herbs spices and barks. Historically it was used for medicinal purposes and the modern versions started being produced in Turin, Italy in the mid to late 18th Century. It is often drunk as an aperitif and is also the key ingredient in various classic cocktails including the Martini, Manhattan and Negroni.
Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato is a Vermouth di Torino that uses wines from Moscato d'Asti and three types of wormwood– Absinthium, Pontica and Vulgaris. It is named after the colour – ambrato is Italian for amber.
Delicate, floral with a distinct note of Spanish orange, this vermouth is made with English wine from Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire in collaboration with Alessandro Palazzi from Dukes Hotel, SW1.
Delicious when served in a Vesper with Sacred Gin and Sacred Organic Vodka, both straight from the freezer.
Alternatively, pour over ice with a large pared orange zest, or make a wonderfully summery Sacred Amber Spritz with English Sparkling Wine and Soda.
A bone dry, spicy and herbal vermouth made with English wine from Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire. Created in collaboration with Alessandro Palazzi from Dukes Hotel, SW1 – not surprisingly it makes a fabulous Dry Martini, pour a few drops into a chilled glass and top with Sacred Gin straight from the freezer, garnish with a pared lemon zest.
Alternatively, pour a large measure of Sacred English Dry Vermouth into a long glass with the juice of half a lemon and top with ginger ale and a sprig of mint for a light, summery English Dry Buck.
Premixed Negroni cocktail from London based Sacred Spirits . A blend of the company's Classic Gin , Rosehip Cup and Spiced English Vermouth , serve straight from the fridge over ice and garnish with a slice of orange.