The Pompier cocktail is our new go-to vermouth drink


Pompier is the French word for firefighter, and this drink is just the cooling, refreshing beverage to quell a burning thirst.

“It’s a really hectic cocktail — it’s low alcohol as well, kind of like a nice long drink if you want to do the whole drinking but not drinking thing,” says Jenna Hemsworth from Sydney’s Restaurant Hubert. “It’s like a vermouth and soda but sweetened with cassis — kind of like a good glass of Ribena. It’s my favourite cocktail that ever existed in the history of ever.”


The Pompier Cocktail is our new go-to vermouth cocktail.

  • 45 ml dry vermouth
  • 30 ml creme de cassis
  • Soda (to top)
  1. Add vermouth and cassis to a tall glass over ice, top with soda.