Barfly: Top 5 Cocktails

December 1, 2011

BARREL-AGED LIQUOR

 

The latest and greatest in mixology trends

{ Order a Hanky Panky at } L’Abattoir

 

 

 

VIEUX CARRE

 

The most underrated of the New Orleans cocktails
{ Order it at } The Keefer

Read the Barfly Recipe for a Vieux Carré

VIDEO: Danielle Tatarin of the Keefer Bar shows Barfly Neal McLennan how to mix New Orleans' rye, cognac, and vermouth-based Vieux Carré cocktail.

 

WARD EIGHT

 

A perpetual under-the-radar drink, but the best OJ cocktail by a mile

{ Order it at } The Greedy Pig
 

 

 

THE CLOVER CLUB

 

A timeless, elegant mix of gin, raspberries, lime, and egg whites

{ Order it at } Cascade

 

 

THE LAST WORD

 

The cult classic of the Pacific Northwest

{ Order it at } Lobby Bar, Pacific Rim Hotel

Read the Barfly Recipe on The Last Word

VIDEO:  Sean Layton, then of George, now at L'Abattoir, shows us how to mix The Last Word, a classic pre-Prohibition, get-the-party-started cocktail

 

*BONUS POINT: Ask the bartender, “What are you excited about these days?” Do this at West, when
David Wolowidnyk is behind the bar, and you’ll always be rewarded with something special.

 FIVE DRINKS THAT MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A DOUCHE:

 

1.  Vodka tonic or vodka soda // You don’t like the taste of liquor? Fine, that’s what wine and beer are for. Don’t like them? Then get out of the bar. 

2. A caesar // Unless it’s at breakfast or brunch.

3. A dry martini, shaken not stirred // You are not James Bond (James Bond wasn’t even James Bond), and you know what? Shaking ruins a good martini by clouding it with ice crystals.

4. A frozen margarita with Patrón // “Freezing” a margarita is bad enough, but adding the official tequila of rich frat boys makes it bad, squared. 

5. Anything with cranberry juice // Unless you have the balls to order it in a sippy cup.

Photos by: Milos Tosic

 

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