In the ‘50s and ‘60s, l’hora del vermut (vermouth hour) after Mass was one of the few moments for young boys and girls to meet one another. Later, as a result of the growing influence of the big beer brands, the apéritif declined in popularity in Barcelona. But vermouth has made a true comeback over the past years.
A great place to immerse yourself in the revival of this once outdated drink is Casa Mariol. Do as the locals do and fulfill the vermouth tradition on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The vermouth ritual may be historic but Casa Mariol is a modern bodega: original, well-designed and playful.
Their mouth-watering tapas match perfectly with your oliveta – a glass of vermouth with an olive. The vermouth gift boxes will absolutely impress your friends. Who said vermouth was old fashioned? Not anymore.