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

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

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Overall Score: 5.6

The vermouth sour is an obscure cocktail and slight variation on the more common amaretto sour. The use of vermouth makes this cocktail sweeter, but the cask strength bourbon brings decent balance. Egg whites are a great touch as they offer a creamy foam and heavy mouthfeel. The texture is smooth with sour/tart 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 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 amaretto sours, 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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