Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
First made in 1757, Cinzano Sweet Vermouth uses a top-secret blend of herbs and spices that gives it an incredibly complex flavor profile. It has notes of citrus and cinnamon, as will as dried fruit and herbs. It's quite sweet, but the sweetness is perfectly balanced by the bitter aftertaste. Vermouth drinkers who are on a budget will also be happy to learn that a bottle of Cinzano retails for around $10, making it an inexpensive addition to your home bar. Since this is a strongly flavored sweet vermouth, it's best served as a component of a whiskey-based cocktail, or mixed with soda water or spiced apple juice for an aperitif.