Celebrate National Vermouth Day With These Cocktail Recipes From Ampersand Distilling Co. 

Drink up.

In celebration of National Vermouth Day (June 19), Ampersand Distilling Co. has released a second limited-edition run of its Imperative Dry Vermouth, made in collaboration with Victoria winery Rathjen Cellars. The 2020 vermouth is a complex blend of ortega, petite milo, and schönburger grapes, and is infused with wild-harvested botanicals: wormwood, orange peel, cardamom, roasted dandelion root, and coriander. Each sip holds sustained and crisp floral notes, ideal for summertime weather. The spirit, which won bronze at the 2020 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, can be enjoyed over ice or included in a cocktail—or even served in ice cream: Vancouver’s Rain or Shine Ice Cream recently released a vermouth-infused basil and lime sorbet made with Ampersand’s Imperative Dry and a splash of Ampersand’s infamous gin.


Canadian vermouth

Whether over ice or in a cocktail, Ampersand’s Imperative Dry Vermouth makes for smooth sipping.


Here, find some simple vermouth cocktail recipes:



2 ounces Imperative Dry Vermouth

1 ounce Imperative Sweet Vermouth

Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.


Vermouth & Tonic

1.5 ounce Imperative Dry Vermouth

3 ounces tonic water

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled glass, garnish with a lemon wheel.   


Bamboo Cocktail

2 ounces Fino Sherry

2 ounces Imperative Dry Vermouth

3 dashes Angostura bitters

3 dashes orange bitters

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled glass, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist. 


Find the Imperative Dry Vermouth and more Ampersand spirits on their recently-launched online store.

And check out our list of refreshing summer cocktails here.

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