Vermouth is your best friend, you just don’t know it yet. It’s a cocktail necessity --- you can’t make Martinis or Manhattans without it. But it’s also the perfect aperitif. Low maintenance, all it needs is a few cubes of ice, perhaps a splash of soda or tonic. You can even cook with it. Vermouth is a good listener, never judgmental. Spend more time with vermouth, starting with the delicious Mancino Bianco and Chinato from Italy, and the dry, herbaceous Yzaguirre from Spain. You can never have too many friends.