Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth: Still the Original
Noilly Prat in Marseillan, France
© Guilhem Canal
Bottles around the globe
Salty air and nutty tang
Going red and amber
A well-loved classic
Essential in a Martini, wet or dry, as well as in a Marseillanais, Noilly Prat can be enjoyed in many other ways, too. Substitute it for the red vermouth in a Negroni to make a Cardinale, or in place of Aperol to make a really refreshing Spritz, but I really like it by itself, chilled or with a little ice and a lemon twist, or as Ian Fleming’s James Bond ordered, on the balcony of a hotel in Cairo, in 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me: “‘Noilly Prat and tonic,’ he said, hoping that the French influence would prevail sufficiently to make this delicious long drink available. ‘With a squeeze of lime if you have it.’” If it’s good enough for James Bond, it’s good enough for me. À votre santé!
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