I stopped drinking alcohol nearly 19 years ago. Since then it’s always been a struggle to find drinks that are not overly sweet. I drink Palermo, both white and red, which is very similar in flavour tones to vermouth. But, until my birthday last month, I never even knew there was a non-alcoholic sprit - just there to be drunk with ice, much as I used to enjoy a vodka and tonic back in the day.
This is a distillation of peas, hay, rosemary, thyme and mint. Yep, it is a really weird concept and, yep, there are predominently grassy, herbal, tones. But it does work well with tonic - particularly Fevertree’s “Aromatic” which incorporates angostura. A very grown up drink to my mind .