The story begins in Turin, Italy in 1786 with herbalist Antonio Benedetto Carpano. Carpano invented the formula that gave birth to a new category of vermouth products by combining herbs and spices with muscat wine. Today, Carpano is an ingredient in many unique cocktails served in the most exclusive venues.
Carpano Bianco, the Italian White Vermouth, was created in the 1930s. Carpano Bianco's blend of wines create a sweet, fresh and rich aroma balanced by spicy and citrus notes. It is the richest vermouth within the Carpano family. After the initially sweet taste, slightly bitter complex botanical notes take over, making the product pleasant and suitable for any occasion. The main ingredients are fresh bitter orange peel, mace (taken from the nutmeg tree), and cinnamon.
Its fresh taste complemented by fresh cocoa beans and almonds, is ideal to drink with ice and a slice of lemon or lime. It is an excellent ingredient for unique cocktails.
2 oz. Sparkling Wine
1 ½ oz. Carpano Bianco
2 Drops of Orange Bitters
Tonic or Soda Water
Pour Carpano and sparkling wine into a chilled cocktail glass.
Add 2 drops of orange bitters.
Top with tonic or soda water.
Garnish with an orange peel.
½ oz. Calvados
½ oz. Carpano Bianco
½ oz. Chartreuse Yellow
2 Dashes of Fernet-Branca
Pour Calvados, Carpano Bianco and Chartreuse Yellow in a glass.
Add 2 Dashes of Fernet-Branca and stir.
Garnish with a floating mint leaf.