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5 ways to enjoy Martini vermouth and sparkling wines

Indulge in some delicious vermouth and sparkling wine from Martini, straight up, on the rocks or in a cocktail. Whichever way you prefer, it’s an experience to be savoured.

One of the world’s foremost alcoholic beverages company, Martini, has been producing vermouth and sparkling wine for over a century now.


In 1863, Alessandro Martini and Luigi Rossi created the Martini Rosso, a name which has since become synonymous with vermouth across the world. Vermouth has a rather interesting history. An aromatised, fortified wine flavoured with botanicals, the beverage was first produced in the middle of the 18th century in Turin, Italy. Initially used for medicinal purposes, it became popular as an aperitif and a cocktail ingredient almost a century later.

The company’s vermouth uses white wines such as Trebbiano of Emilia Romagna and the Cataratto of Sicily combined with fruit, barks, spices and herbs, all sourced from local growers near the small village of Pessione, the location where the beverage is produced.

For its sparkling wines, the Martini Asti, the company uses Bianco Moscato grapes while for its Prosecco, Glera grapes grown in Veneto are used.

While the world celebrated Wine and Cheese Day recently, you don’t really need an occasion to indulge in some delicious vermouth or sparkling wines, paired with some fine cheeses.

Here are 5 ways to enjoy delicious Martini vermouth and sparkling wines, straight up or in a cocktail.

Martini Arancia

martini arancia

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Martini Rosso
  • 2 parts fresh orange juice
  • 2 and 1/4 orange slices for garnish

Preparation

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.

Pour over the Martini Rosso.

Add the orange juice. Stir and garnish.


Martini Brut

 Brut sparkling wine

A blend of chardonnay, Trebbiano and Garganega grapes, this complex and fruity beverage is enjoyed best when served chilled in a wine glass.


Martini Collezione Prosecco

Martini Collezione Prosecco sparkling wine

This dry, aromatic and crisp sparkling wine with fruit notes has a smooth finish and goes best when served well chilled in wide flute or a wine glass.


Martini Rosso on ice

 Rosso on ice

Add five cubes of ice to a Martini short glass, pour over two parts of Martini Rosso and stir once in a clockwise direction. Add half a slice of orange to garnish.


Martini Fiero and Tonic

 Fiero and tonic

Ingredients:

  • 75ml Martini Fiero
  • 75ml tonic water
  • Ice
  • Blood orange wheel for garnish

Preparation

Fill a balloon glass with ice to the brim.

Pour in the Martini Fiero and tonic water.

Stir gently for a bit. Garnish with the blood orange wheel.

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