1. Cold Drip Sangria Possibly the best sangria in town. Judge for yourself.
  2. Apple Pear Martini While messing with original recipes is often disdained in the cocktail world, the Apple Pear Martini is the kind of laid-back drink that it's best not to get too worked up about. Ford's gin and apple liqueur set it off, while apple cider and celery bitters add balance.
  3. Garden Party Vodka is like an actor who never steals the spotlight but always makes other perfomers shine. Tito’s Vodka, Combier liqueur, lime juice and ginger liqueur are the stars in this beautiful and necessary drink for the summer.
  4. Amaretto Sour It ain't fancy, but that's a big part of its appeal. Because at the end of a long day - scratch that, long week - you don't always feel like challenging your palate or even thinking about it very much. Slaughter House whiskey and cherry heering liqueur add the complexity, Amaretto de Sabroso and maple syrup add herbaceousness.
  5. Kentucky Mule It’s Friday afternoon, and if you’re lucky you’ve got about 60 hours before you have to think or speak to anybody else again. Time for the Kentucky Mule - the comfortable T-shirt of cocktails. Jim Beam, vanilla syrup and ginger beer do the twist in this classic.
  6. Eggnog If you've ever been to a winter themed party or exotic bar, chances are you've been served eggnog. Unless you're especially lucky or just happen to have a thing for eggnog, however, chances are even better you've been served a fraud. Denizen 8 year rum and 10 year Tawny port form the backbone. The addition of an egg white makes the drink creamy and luscious.
  7. Paloma You just want a nice, easy drink - one that's as loyal as an old dog, that doesn't mind if you pad around the living room in your socks or lie back on the couch watching shows you'd never dare admit you enjoy. Who's it gonna tell, anyway? Piedra Azul Tequila, Ancho Reyes liqueur, hibiscus liqueur, fennel bitters. It's simple and delicious.
  8. BIN 36 Old Fashioned I consider this drink important not just from a historical standpoint, but also as a glimpse of how diverse the world of cocktails can be. This Old Fashioned is new, sleek and just a little racy. Woodford Reserve Bourbon is the king here, Fee’s aztec chocolate & orange bitters add a rich complex flavors, house macerated cherries add balance.
  9. BIN 36 Manhattan If there were no other reason to include this drink on this list, I’d still put the Manhattan here for best reason of all: your grandmother drinks them. Russell’s Reserve 6 yr Rye, cherry heering liqueur, carpano Antica sweet vermouth are complimented by house macerated cherries. Served up or on the rocks.