Welcome to the world of vermouth. What exactly is this fancy concoction? Well you wouldn’t can’t make a Dry Martini, a Vermouth is essentially a fortified wine enhanced with distilled alcohol to bump the proof—often flavored with herbs and spices like wormwood.
There are several special recipes and two main varieties of vermouth: sweet (commonly referred to Italian vermouth) and dry more bitter Vermouth commonly referred to as French vermouth.
Nearly all vermouth starts out as white wine, the color often depends on the type of botanicals used, as well as the caramelized sugar. Intrigued? Find your new favorite Vermouth below.