Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth was launched on New Year's Day 1900. It captures the essence of dry vermouth through Florentine orris root. Wrestled from the ground after three long years of growth, then sun-dried and pressed, the root releases its unique violet-scented and tart aromatic oils, lending a recognizable taste to Martini and Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth. Captured in every drop is the essence of the rare woods, herbs, and citrus that make up this secret recipe. Straw-colored vermouth with its sharp citrus aromas and a hint of raspberry, this is a classic of its kind and adds a playful flavor to a Martini cocktail. This aromatic wine is dry without being bitter; with a white wine base, it allows the aromas to come alive in the glass. This exceptional vermouth went on to become an iconic Martini & Rossi drink that dominated the century, the Dry Martini & Rossi cocktail. The Martini & Rossi and Tonic is always a welcome call at parties, receptions, and social occasions. The exceptional crispness of a Martini Extra Dry cocktail stands up well to sharp, acidic flavors, and will cut straight through rich foods, such as oily fish. Try it teamed with the silvery, acidic richness of marinated sardines or anchovies. Enjoy!