Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wonderous Words Wednesday



vermouth

n.
A sweet or dry fortified wine flavored with aromatic herbs and used chiefly in mixed drinks.

[French vermout, from German Wermut, from Middle High German wermuot, wormwood, from Old High German wermuota.]

From the book Relationship Obits (The Magnetic Fields introduction) by Kathleen Horan.



7 comments:

  1. I knew that word from martinis and I hardly ever drink!

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  2. Aha! Not a martini drinker, then, huh? and yet. I don't think I realized what vermouth actually is. I know it comes in a green bottle...

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  3. Martinis are not a common drink in my circle but I've read enough thrillers to know that gin and vermouth make a martini and they are popular among a certain group of people.

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  4. I never really knew what vermouth was--this is wonderful to know! :)

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  5. Thanks! for stopping by- Bermudaonion, Care, Margot, & Suko.

    It was interesting to know about this.

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  6. Julia Child recommended vermouth instead of white wine for cooking since, unlike wine, it keeps fine in the fridge for a long period of time, available whenever a sauce or soup would benefit from a splash of something.

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  7. Joy Weese Moll - Great tip, thanks! for that.

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