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Vermouth Sour Recipe/Review

Overall Score: 5.6. The Vermouth Sour is a rare drink and more of an accident, but it delivers a sweet and sour drinker that isn’t bad. It benefits from the use of egg whites and tasty bourbon.


  • 1.5 ounces of Vermouth – we recommend Martini Rossi
  • 1.0 ounces of Cask Strength Bourbon – we recommend Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
  • 1.0 ounces of lemon (1 fresh, squeezed lemon)
  • 1 egg white
  • 0.4 ounces of simple syrup – we recommend Barsmith


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and do not add ice
  • Dry shake all ingredients (necessary because of the egg white)
  • Add ice
  • Shake well with ice
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry


Overall Score: 5.6

The vermouth sour is an obscure cocktail, which takes a slight variation on the more common amaretto sour. The use of vermouth pushes this cocktail to the sweeter side, but the cask strength bourbon brings decent balance. Egg whites are an amazing touch and offer a creamy foam and heavy mouthfeel. The texture is smooth with sour flavors from the lemon. Truth be told, this cocktail is a complete fuckup as the intention was to mix an amaretto sour. A few beers had me believing the vermouth was the amaretto. In the end, my wife grabbed this cocktail out of my hands and finished it…crazy enough, it’s not that bad. If you enjoy an amaretto sour, give this a try or make it for friend seeking sweet and sour. Cheers Degenerates!


You can find the vermouth sour on the following Degenerate listings:

  • Whiskey Cocktail Reviews

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