Did you know that vermouth is technically not a spirit, but a type of wine? Yep, it's a fortified wine, which means alcohol gets added to raise the alcohol level (ABV). In other words, it's a wine that is spiked with brandy, then infused with herbs and spices and, finally, sweetened. There are two types, sweet and dry, which you can learn more about in this vermouth guide.
You'll definitely come across vermouth in recipes for manhattan and martinis. Here are some top vermouth recipes: