Empire Spotlight: Drapò Vermouth

Here at Empire Mixology we have the privilege and the honor to meet some of the most interesting brands and people in the spirits and mixology scene. Recently, we networked with the people behind Drapò Vermouth; a new spirit on the scene rich in taste and flavor that can be a game-changer in the world of Vermouth.

We are proud to have Drapò Vermouth here on www.EmpireMixolgoy.com and after trying it ourselves, we can definitely say this is a must-try spirit for you, your friends, and your customers. Drapò can easily elevate a cocktail from just good, to absolutely great. Read below to see more about this Italian Spirit.

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About Drapò Vermouth

Drapò is distilled at Turin-Vermouth; which is located in beautiful Piedmont; the Italian region of beautiful wine and great traditions of distilling. The superior quality of their Bitters and Vermouth stems from superior fruit and botanicals, a dedication to tradition, and interest in innovation and a lot of heart.

VERMOUTH OF THE YEAR 2016
New York Int’l Spirits Competition

Varieties

We had the pleasure of trying out Drapò Rosso and Drapò Dry and we have to say we’ve never had a vermouth so fresh tasting with vibrant botanicals and such a smooth aftertaste. The Drapò Dry will certainly enhance any cocktail it is added to and can elevate a seemingly standard cocktail into something far more appealing. The Drapò Rosso can easily be a standalone apertif, however it certainly helps make a mean Manhattan or Americano. All of the varieties of Drapò Vermouth are worth trying out for yourself and we bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how much you enjoy it.

Drapò Bianco

  • Color: Pale Yellow
  • Taste: Intense aroma and gently fruity Drapò Bianco is a sweet vermouth, fresh, soft and delicate, but strong in character, rich and complex on the palate. Lovely served neat, on the rocks or in the best cocktails.
  • “Nicely balanced white vermouth that will mix brilliantly or make a fine aperitif” –tastings.com
  • Silver Medal: Craft Spirits Awards
    American Distilling Institute 2016

Drapò Dry

  • Color: Light Yellow
  • Pleasantly aromatic,
rich in tropical fruit
with a lightly tart aftertaste Drapò Dry is a dry vermouth of exceptional quality and refined organoleptic qualities achieved through the harmony of fine fortified wine and a select blend of herbs and spices. This intensely complex vermouth lingers on the palate with fresh and fruity tones. Pleasing and elegant with notes of Iris Florentina and bitter orange. An excellent base for creative cocktails.
  • Double Gold Medal:  Best of Category Craft Spirits Awards
    American Distilling Institute 2016

Drapò Rosso

  • Color: Deep Red
  • Taste: Intense aroma, fruity, persistent to the palate. Drapò Rosso is a fine, elegant vermouth that’s gently fruity and floral, with soothing aromas that exalt the ancient Piedmont tradition. A rich and intense vermouth that satisfies the most demanding palates with perfect collective of aroma, freshness and elegance. Serve neat, on the rocks or in cocktails. The vermouth of choice for fine barmen proud to serve fresh aperitifs.
  • “Delicious, complex, and easy-drinking vermouth” -tastings.com
  •  Gold Medal:  Craft Spirits Awards
    American Distilling Institute 2016

Drapò Gran Riserva

  • Color: Deep Amber Red
  • Taste: Strong, intense, persistent on the palate. Produced in limited quantities, this unique expression of red vermouth exhibits the superior selection of fine botanicals and herbs. Drapò Gran Riserva rests in a single French Oak barrel for at least 8 months, which elevates the body and structure as it develops strength in the old wood. A distinguished aperitif served on the rocks, a refined ingredient in cocktails.
  •  Gold Medal: Craft Spirits Awards
    American Distilling Institute 2016

Recipes

This wouldn’t be an Empire Mixology article if we didn’t offer you at least one or two recipes. Check these recipes out from the company itself and try out the fantastic flavor and passion of Drapò Vermouth for yourself.

 

Tropical Vermouth

  • ½ oz Lime Juice
  • 1 ¼ oz Turin Vermouth
  • ½ oz Coconut Syrup
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice

Pinkie Up!

  • 1½ oz. Gin
  • 1 oz. Turin Vermouth
  • ½ oz.  Bitter Tuve
  • 1½ oz. Grapefruit Juice

Empire Drapò Manhattan

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 oz. Rye Whiskey
  • ½ oz. Drapò Rosso
  • ½ oz. Drapò Dry
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry

A Vermouth that has the potential to be a major game-changer in today’s Mixology Scene.” -Anthony Sgroi, Empire Mixology Lead Mixologist

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