Classic vs. Classy

There is certainly no definitive right and wrong when it comes to tradition versus modernity in food-and-drink culture. So, whether you prefer adherence to established recipes or think outside-the-glass and want some innovation in your cocktail, peruse the chart below for contrasting drink renditions from some of the top bar programs around the county.




Hudson Breeze

Hudson Social, $14
Bacardi Coconut Rum, pineapple, cranberry, orange juice, Don Q 151 Rum

Sustainable Sea Breeze

Alvin & Friends, $11
American Harvest Organic Vodka, freshly squeezed orange and cranberry juices, agave nectar

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The Twisted Mule

Lilly’s, $11
Ketel One Orange vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, simple syrup

Mumbai Mule

Coriander, $11
House-cured honey-ginger vodka, grapefruit, fig jam, lime

Old Fashioned

RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, $15
High West Double Rye, Old Fashion Aromatic bitters, lemon peel, sugar

Honey Old Fashioned

Buns-N-Bourbon, $11
Old Forester Bourbon, honey, blended orange and aromatic bitters, honey sugar cube

Ardsley Palmer

L’inizio, $14
House-brewed iced tea, citron vodka, lemon

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Tipsy Arnold Palmer

City Perch, $12
Rare Tea Cellar lemon berry meritage iced tea, vodka, fresh lemonade

Patrón Perfect Margarita

Vega Mexican, $13
PatroÌn Silver Tequila, PatroÌn Citronage, fresh lime juice

Hibiscus Margarita

Moderne Barn, $13
Tequila, hibiscus simple syrup, lime juice, chili-salted rim   

Southern Lemonade

Village Beer Garden, $7
Bourbon, mint, lemon, soda

Strawberry Lemonade

Mima Vinoteca, $12
Tito’s vodka, house-pickled strawberries, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup 

Classic Caipirinha

RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, $15
Movo Fogo Cachaca, lime, demerara sugar

Crisp Caipirinha

The Iron Vine, $10
Cachaca, lime, and homemade cucumber-apple shrub

Classic Mojito

La Bella Havana,  $12
Light rum, fresh mint, fresh lime, sugarcane, soda-water splash

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Birchberry Mojito

The Birch Collective, $14
Bacardi Limón Rum, Cointreau, raspberry and rhubarb purée, fresh citrus juice, mint, sugarcane

Bloody Mary

tredici NORTH, $10
Vodka, tomato juice, salt, pepper, horseradish, Worcestershire, and Tabasco

A Good Pork

The Mill, $12
Triple Eight Vodka, house-made Bloody Mary mix, bacon salt rim, and more bacon


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