Vermouth Soda - Whistling in the Dark
We made vermouth! And then we made vermouth soda.
The base for these cans was Whistling in the Dark - a sweet red vermouth we made with apples, cherries, blueberries and De Chaunac grapes. We worked closely with our forager last fall to find a few exciting, seasonal botanicals to add to it.
After making the sweet vermouth we barrel aged it for a few months, and blended it with house-made soda water before putting it into these beautiful cans. These cans have zero residual sugar.
It has the following botanicals: Anise Hyssop, Yarrow, Roman Wormwood, Absinthe Wormwood.
What's it like?: The aroma here is savoury black cherries, with a touch of blueberry and anise. The flavour is stewed berries with a slight sweetness from barrel. A kiss of wormwood bitterness balances the soda, drying out your mouth in preparation for your next sip. We can't get enough of it.
Easy, no nonsense cocktails are exactly where our heads are at these days. Here's how we're drinking this soda:
Grab a glass and the largest ice cube you can find. Pour soda over it and garnish with a fat slice of orange. Easy as that!
4.7% ABV | 355mL
Ingredients: Apples, Grapes, Cherries, Blueberries, Anise Hyssop, Yarrow, Roman Wormwood, Absinthe Wormwood. Gluten free.
Wild ferment. Zero added sugar. Vegan friendly.
$500 from this release was donated to the Downie and Wenjack Fund.
The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Their goal is to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education and connections with all Canadians.