Smacking Your Mouth Awake for Dinner

Just a quick post: I was catching up on my news tonight, and happened on a Seattle Weekly article , "The Cure for the Gin and Tonic Rut".

I’ve been known to taste-test a drink here and there (OK, "taste-test" is underselling it), so a little liquored reading catches my eye.

Maggie Dutton offers some suggestions for that tastebud-stimulting, before-meal drink: aperitifs .

I’ve tried a little pre-meal Campari or a gin and tonic, but I usually don’t need any aid for my appetite. Do any of you have any other suggestions for good aperitifs?