Spirited Women member Marilyn Matt tends bar at Osteria Papavero and works with Underground Food Collective. She loves vermouth.

Matt recommends trying Punt e Mes straight or in a reverse Manhattan (two parts vermouth to one part rye), Carpano Antica chilled with a twist of orange peel, and a "juicy" reverse martini with bianco vermouth, Italian gin and a splash of Aperol.

“There’s a time and a place for a Manhattan, but sometimes you want something a little lighter," Matt said. "I like to drink this after dinner, if you’re still going out and having more drinks. I want something that’s not going to push me over the edge.”