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Vermouth Cassis Cocktail Recipe

Sep 13, 2018 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
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The vermouth cassis is one of the many cocktails that was created in the 1930s in Europe. It obviously contains both of the ingredients that are in its name, and originates from Paris, where it is called a “Pompier”. It is a refreshing drink that is often used as an aperitif, which means that it is a drink that is often used as an after-meal refreshment.

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The vermouth cassis is one of the few cocktails that contain cassis, a liqueur created from blackcurrent, a woody shrub native to both Europe and Asia. One of the reasons for the rise of the blackcurrent in both the culinary and cocktail world is because the British government, believe it or not, began distributing blackcurrant syrup for free to children aged two and under, in an effort to increase cultivation. The herb is not only used for this cocktail, but is also used for all sorts of culinary reasons, from salads, to condiments, to adding taste to meats, and even combined with tropical fruits and chocolates.


  • 3 ounces of dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce of crème de cassis
  • Club soda (amount based on preference, a)
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig or lemon zest (optional)
  1. Pour the vermouth and crème de cassis into a highball glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir with stirring spoon.
  3. Add the club soda as desired.


  • Highball glass
  • Stirring spoon


Many people prefer to top the cocktail off with a little bit of soda, while, of course, other soda lovers might add more. A mint sprig or lemon zest are the most common garnishes for the Vermouth Cassis. The drink is closely related to the “Kir”, which is created when white wine is added. The “KIr Royale” is born when champagne is added, as well. The Vermouth Cassis, or Pompier, is a perfect choice for those who enjoy vermouth, and want to experience a different refreshing summer cocktail. Enjoy!



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Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.


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