Carpano "Antica Formula" Sweet Vermouth (1L) SKU #1005139

$28.99

WE 95
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K&L Notes

Carpano's Antica Formula, from the original recipe developed by Antonio Benedetto Carpano in 1786, is a sweet vermouth of the highest quality. This distinctive and powerful aromatized wine should be considered a standard component in any respectable bar. It can be served chilled as an aperitivo, a digestivo or a welcome addition to your favorite cocktail.

Staff Reviews

  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    1/6/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    NO finer tool is available to prevent the home bartender from ruining his or her Manhattan. As long as you manage to get some of this stuff in there, you're probably going to make a solid drink! Only added 1/4 of an oz? Don't worry, the rich dense vanilla will still poke through behind your whiskey of choice. Accidentally flipped the recipe? Who cares, more Carpano more delicious! Needless to say, Carpano Antique is single-handedly improving our cocktails. Some call it a crutch, but who doesn't like having something to lean on. Even with the plethora of fine vermouth on the market, Carpano Antique remains our number one BEST SELLER.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    4/19/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    The classic sweet vermouth. THE one. End all. Be all. Period.
  • Illya Haase
    By: Illya Haase
    7/29/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    One thing I learned in my twenty years of bar tending is. The better the ingredients, the better the drink. So, if you are making a Manhattan or one of those crazy whiskey drinks from your local mixologist. Keep the Carpano on hand. It make's any cocktail, ten thousand times better! You will not find a better vermouth!
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    7/9/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    If you have never tasted this product you must. If you think you know what vermouth is think again; this will absolutely blow you away. Inordiately complex, so full of spice, balanced...it is really good. Try it on the rocks with a twist and a splash, straight up or in a Manhattan.
    Drink from 2009 to 2059

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Customer Reviews

  • By: Christopher Lopez 11/12/2012

    Absolutely beautiful. I was recommended this by someone at the Hollywood store over a year ago and it has completely transformed my view of vermouth from a sidekick to possibly playing a lead role as well. It is so complex that I can drink it on it's own (and often do!). I have compared this to both Cocchi Vermouth di Torino and Quady Vya Sweet and it stands head and shoulders above the others. <br><br>Try it in my favorite Manhattan variation - <br><br>2 parts Rye<br>1 part Carpano Antica<br>2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters <br><br>Benedictine rinse<br>flamed orange peel over glass<br>Luxardo Maraschino Cherry garnish<br><br>enjoy! =)

  • By: Duker 2/11/2012

    This vermouth elevates a Manhattan to the next level - throw in a couple Luxardo maraschino cherries and life is good

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