In recognition of Alcoy’s Art Nouveau week bars and restaurants in the centre of the city are looking to bring back vermouth. From Thursday, September 20th and throughout the weekend, 15 establishments will offer the custom of enjoying this sweet aperitif the old-fashioned way.
Tere Vivas, responsible for one of the establishments, is encouraging customers to collect the glasses in which the vermouth will be served. “Last year we released three different designs and this year we added 3 more.” The cost for a glass of vermouth is 3€ but if you pay 4€ you get to keep the Art Nouveau-inspired glass.
You can obtain a vermouth route map from the town hall that identifies all the bars and restaurants offering the era’s favourite tipple.
Spanish vermouths are vastly different from their Italian cousins. Spanish red vermouth is a much sweeter concoction despite containing less sugar than the Italian variety. The difference in the Spanish vermouth is the inclusion of oranges and Mediterranean herbs.