Vermouth is a fortified wine flavored by infusing flowers, herbs and spices, sweetened with sugar cane or caramelized sugar and is a key ingredient in Dry Martinis, Negroni and the Manhattan. Vermouth can also be enjoyed as an aperitif or as a alternative to white wine in cooking. It comes in two types – sweet and dry and also available in red or rose by adding caramel color. Dry Vermouth is lighter in body with less than 4 percent sugar and is often used in cooking or as a marinade for meat but is most popular for giving the dry in dry martinis. Sweet Vermouth is sweeter due to the sugar syrup that ups the sugar content to 10 to 15 percent. The name vermouth come from the French pronunciation of the German “Wermut” meaning “wormwood” which was one of the botanical used as an ingredient over the years.