Punt e Mes
Punt e Mes (from Piedmontese: pont e mes [ˈpʊŋt e ˈmez], "[one] point and a half") is an Italian vermouth. It is dark brown in color and has a bitter flavor. The name may refer to the flavor being characterized as one "point" of bitterness and half a "point" of sweetness, which is the "official story" of the producers.
It can be used as a substitute for regular rosso vermouth in such drinks as the Americano, Manhattan, Longshoreman, Negroni, and Boulevardier. Punt e Mes has a strong, distinctive flavor, half-way between regular rosso vermouth and Campari. Punt e Mes was made by the Carpano family from Turin until 2001, when Distillerie Fratelli Branca of Milan bought it.
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