Vermouth Cassis Cocktail Recipe

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Vermouth Cassis Cocktail Recipe

An ideal drink for picnics and summer nighttime is vermouth cassis. When you want to treat yourself to something with just a touch of alcohol, but with a whole lot of refreshment, this is the perfect drink. There is a mixture of dry vermouth and crème de cassis in this drink. It is a simple to make cocktail, as it is served over ice and topped with soda. There is a taste of sweetness increme de cassis, which is a black currant liqueur. A Kir cocktail is commonly sweetened with kir (or rather fortified wine), as kir is a sweetener for wines. The liqueur in this recipe tastes remarkably similar to that in the Kir Royale, in which Champagne is combined with liqueur. As refreshing as a gin and tonic but without the stronger taste of strong drinks like a whiskey sour, this classic cocktail is a great alternative to stronger drinks. The beverage makes for a fine dinner drink that can be enjoyed for aperitif as well as dinner, offering a slightly sweetened, sparkling beverage that can be enjoyed throughout.


Most people just shake the vermouth cassis until it becomes a smooth glaze. A drinker can stir with a straw if they wish, and this cocktail is similar to the tequila sunrise, which originally contained crème de cassis. Fresh vermouth is crucial for this cocktail, since it has so much dry vermouth. With a shelf life of only a few months, fortified wines do not have the same longevity as distilled spirits. If an open bottle is left in the sun for more than 24 hours, it will begin to go bad. As well as the crème de cassis, the crème de cacao should not be overlooked. The best French cassis has to be from a top-level brand such as Giffard, Gabriel Boudier, or Lejay. The flavor is also one found in the product portfolios of several small distilleries, such as Clear Creek Distillery and Tuthilltown Spirits.

Recipe Variations

Adapt the recipe to suit your personal taste by using as much vermouth as you like – some recipes use up to 4 ounces – and sweeten it with cream of cassis as you are comfortable with. As an alternative to club soda, seltzer is common. You can pour tonic water on top of the drink if you want it to have a drier flavor.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Vermouth Cassis Cocktail Recipe is 7 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Vermouth Cassis Cocktail Recipe is 324 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Vermouth Cassis Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Bar Spoon


  • Collins Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • Several ounces of dry vermouth,
  • 3/4 ounce of crème de cassis
  • Three ounces of club soda or even two portions of straight vermouth

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Pour the dry vermouth and crème de cassis into the Collins glass along with a few ice cubes.
  • Prepare a stirring match.
  • Stir the club soda into the glass once more and pour it into the glass.

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