Homemade Sweet Vermouth Recipe

Homemade Sweet Vermouth Recipe

Bypass the sweet vermouth options at the liquor store and make your own. The fortified wine recipe is easy and the botanical blend is customizable.
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  • Serves: 30 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium saucepan, add 1 1/2 cups of white wine along with all of the botanicals. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, remove from the heat, cover, and allow to cool slightly before transferring it to an infusion jar (at least 1 quart) with a tight lid.
  3. Step 3

    Let the wine steep for 24 hours, then strain the botanicals through a fine-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth.
  4. Step 4

    Transfer the strained wine back into the clean jar. Fortify it by adding the remaining 1 1/2 cups of wine along with the cream sherry. Seal and shake vigorously to combine.
  5. Step 5

    Funnel into a bottle, and store in the refrigerator. Drink straight or use in your favorite sweet vermouth cocktails.