Ah, vermouth! An aromatized, fortified wine flavored with all kinds of botanicals like roots, barks, flowers, seeds, herbs and spices. As did so many types of drinks, it started as medicinal beverage and has evolved to a staple worldwide. If you think of it as just the bottle you wave over a Martini, you’re in for a surprise. Vermouths can be quite varied and wide-ranging, with dry, sweet, red and white versions.