Cocktail Mixers - Vermouth

Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth

Bottle/Rating Data


San Francisco WSC

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • 2016

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2010
  • 2014

Proof66 Notes

Antica Formula Carpano is a spiced wine or aperitif rather than a true distilled product. Yet it has a certain distilled quality as the sweetened and spiced wine contains an additive of Antica Sambuca, giving it a dash of anise  that some find particularly beguiling in Martini cocktails (which so absolutely require a dashof vermouth).

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How To Drink It

Pour on ice and garnish with an orange slice.

[Recommended by the producers.]

Reverse Manhattan

2oz Carpano Antica

½oz Rye Whiskey

Shake on ice; strain into martini glass and garnish with maraschino cherry.

[Recommended by Infinium Spirits via Tasting Panel Magazine, Sept, 2016]

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This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (459)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-10-12)
Wow, this really does live up to the hype! I can’t find anything else to add that Buck hasn’t already said. If you’re a Manhattan drinker, you haven’t lived until you’ve enjoyed one with this stuff! As soon as I found a 375 ml bottle, I took the plunge. Yes it’s pricy ($38 for 750ml & $19 for 375), but it’s worth it! It’s so rich and robust, you can even drink this on its own!
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skorpitarius skorpitarius (24)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-07-11)
i gave in to the hype and bought the smaller-sized bottle, recently . sipping it straight and blended it with various rye whiskeys in varying combinations. it's good but it's almost a bit over-powering and over-bearing. it's also significantly more bitter than Dolin or M&R. And, it's very expensive compared to the prior 2 . not worth the extra cost unless you're swilling it straight or want a very brawny/bitter tasting vermouth to stack up against your 100% rye ... i'll stick with M&R and put the extra money towards better whiskey ...
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Buck Mulligan Buck Mulligan (80)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-07-15)
Phenomenal. Perfect. The quintessential vermouth for making the ideal Manhattan. Spicy, peppery, rich, and sweet on the front, this vermouth makes a good rye great and a great rye sing!
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