This Lime and Basil Vermouth Cocktail on the rocks is EVERYTHING a summer drink should be. Light, citrusy, and aromatic, this low alcohol cocktail is made for lazy afternoons, long summer evenings and dinners alfresco!
Any summer cocktail that requires only 3 ingredients and can be made in under a minute gets my vote. Extra points for looks and triple points
10 15 points easy!
So what exactly, makes this vermouth cocktail so fabulous and why am I so excited about it?
Bianco Vermouth. Or “Blanc” as they say in France!
A little bit about Vermouth… and why YOU should try it!
Vermouth is a fortified wine that’s been infused with botanicals. The alcohol content of vermouth is lower than bourbon, gin and other spirits with an ABV of between 16 – 18%.
Just like wine, vermouth comes in both red and white! The range of botanicals (and the flavors) varies from producer to producer – which means you could spend days trying different versions. Not that I have of course 🙂
Here in the U.S., Vermouth is typically added to mixed drinks. Dry vermouth is the hallmark of a classic martini and red vermouth is bourbon’s partner in a Manhattan. Vermouth on the rocks though is honestly delicious and in fact, House-made Spanish vermouths are HUGE in Spain!!
How to Make Vermouth on the
- Muddle the lime and basil leaves in a glass.
Lightly crush the basil, you don’t want pieces floating in your drink!
- Add ice and pour in the vermouth.
Add in a few cubes of ice and pour the vermouth over. Give it a light stir, garnish and sip!
Other Vermouth Cocktails to Try:
Eager to explore other vermouth cocktails? Then give these two a try!
If you liked this vermouth cocktail recipe, I would to hear about it! Leave me a comment let me know what you think!
Lime Basil Vermouth Cocktail
- 3 basil leaves
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 ounces blanc vermouth
- 1 lime wedge optional
- 1 sprig basil optional
- In a rocks glass, muddle the lime with the basil.
- Add ice to the glass and pour the vermouth over.
- Lightly stir and garnish with basil sprig and a lime wedge if desired.