Carpano Punt-E-Mes Red Vermouth

Punt e Mes red vermouth served with Campari and ice

Punt e Mes is an amaro-red (sweet) vermouth hybrid made by Carpano and the name means “point and a half” in the dialect from Turin.  The legend goes that a man ordered a glass of red vermouth and half dose of bitters and Antonio Carpano’s bar.   Punt e Mes is made with a variation of herbs and spices and has a base of white wine.

Punt e Mes has a bitter component and is not as smooth or velvety as, say, Carpano Antica Formula red vermouth.  I like to serve Punt e Mes with Campari and some soda water for a slight twist on the Americano or straight up with a few ice cubes and an orange slice.

If you’re looking for an excellent price on Punt e Mes order it from WineChateau for only $19.39.

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