Oh no-I predict your vermut map is going to cause me some trouble during my November trip. :) Thanks for posting it.
I had never thought to drink vermut on its own until my first trip to Barcelona. We tried it early on in that stay, and oh how I did love it. Friends here at home in the states look disbelieving when I suggest it to them, but those who have tried it have liked it.
I´m a fan!
Vermouth on tap has been the drink of Madrid for almost a century. You just have to go to Bodegas Rosell and watch Alfonso Romero Mesa tiles to understand what I am talking about. Oddly enough 99% of the travelers leave the city not having tasted it.
Very impressive is Taberna Gerardo and their bubbly vermouth on tap. These guys still use the sparkling water machine (condensadora) that results in a perfect bubbly vermouth more refreshing a less alcoholic. Unbeatable drink for the hot Madrid summer nights. It is a shame that everybody else seems to have lost this tradition and serve the Vermouth flat.
I have never tried vermouth but asked my mom and she said " ahhhh it's Soooo good!!
So here's the question maybe a dumb one but I would like to k ow how do you order a vermouth on tap?
Is it vermouth solo? Or is there a special way to order? What about if I want it mixed? Is that " con soda" ( club soda)
What is proper?
Thanks again for the post!
Leaving on Thursday!
Just say 'un vermut de grifo'.
The 'vermú de grifo" is one of my musts in Madrid.
MACPollo is right, we the locals pronounce "vermú" (ber-moo, with the stress on 'oo') without the t.
"Capitán!, un vermoo de grifo, y póngale un poco de sifón, haga el favor"
Neat, just with ice