Jump to content


Photo

Vermouth or Wermut?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 absinthist

absinthist

    AbsentTits

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,033 posts
  • Location:Tradition
  • Interests:Anything interesting per se.

Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:40 AM

I have been gatherin' various recipes for that delicious wine and as always would like to share them if anyone might be interested in making their own.

First recipe comes from "Physica" by St. Hildegard of Bingen from 1150, I have translated it from mittelhochdeutsch into Polish/English:

For approx. 2 litres of good and strong (14% vol) wine (not specified whether red or white) take:

1.5g of angelica root
2g of aniseed
1g of lords-and-ladies root
2g of centaury
2g of Roman chamomille flowers
2g of mugwort flowers
2g of wormwood flowers
1.5g of basil leaves
1g of gren amaranth
2g of tansy flowers
2g of clary sage leaves
2g of dittany flowers
1.5g f gentian root
2g of Florence fennel, or sweet
1g of black pepper
2g of sage leaves
2g of sweet violet flowers
1g of verbena leaves
2g of nasturtium
1.5g of masterwort root
2g plantain leaves
1g of common knotgrass flowers
1g of galangal (aka Chinese ginger) rhizome
1g of cloves
2g of fenugreek seeds

Digest the ingredients, after cooling, sweeten with genuine honey. Spirit might be added but is not necessary.


Second recipe is the oldest Italian recipe (from Torino) from 1786:

For 5 litres of good white wine, you will need:
10g of:
cassia bark, gentian, cinchoma, centaury, wormwood, cedar, elder flower,
6g of juniper, angelica
4g of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper
Macerate for ten days, filter, bottle, age


Third recipe is modern Italian one, can be attributed to the existing company, so no further names are given

For 750ml of semi-sweet or sweet white wine, take:
6g of wormwood
6g of coriander
2g of marjoram
2g of iris
2g of clary sage
Macerate for 5 days, filter, add 200 ml of spirit and sugar if you wish.


Have fun and :wink: what this thread is about!

Edited by absinthist, 15 October 2007 - 09:18 AM.

"therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge"

"Menís hatreds generally spring from fear or envy"


N. Machiavelli

#2 Louched Liver

Louched Liver

    The Mayor

  • Horses Asses - A Horses Ass
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,311 posts
  • Location:Absinthetown

Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:40 PM

It's about
too much
info for my
head.
ENORMUS DICK

#3 gasspectro

gasspectro

    Emperor of Absinthe

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 503 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:39 PM

Why bother? Good and inexpensive vermouth is readily available.
Say something clever and memorable, or say something outrageous. And unfortunately, it's a lot easier to be outrageous than clever and memorable

#4 absinthist

absinthist

    AbsentTits

  • Jockeys
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,033 posts
  • Location:Tradition
  • Interests:Anything interesting per se.

Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:08 AM

Of the finest ones, there is only few left that might have right to be named so. Carpano, Punt e Mes, Gibo bianco, Martini bianco, Cinzano rosso, Istra.
"therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge"

"Menís hatreds generally spring from fear or envy"


N. Machiavelli




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users