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As a lower alcohol, softer-hitting drink, Dan Greenbaum’s combination of Amaro Montenegro and fino sherry is a friendly Spain vs. Italy matchup.
Named after a song by the punk band The Lawrence Arms, the Quincetuple Your Money is Matthew Belanger’s “bitter tikified mash-up of a Rome With A View and a Bizzy Izzy Highball.”
A combination of sour, sweet and bitter Heugel turns the Americano on its head and kicks it up with citrus for a cross between a bitter highball and a sour.
Ever a lover of combining beer with bitters, Damon Boelte of Brooklyn’s Grand Army Bar tops this “mezcal Negroni” with IPA for a smoky and bitter, yet refreshing long drink.
Curaçao steps up to center stage in this elegant gin cocktail (which can be served up or topped with soda) from Atlanta’s Greg Best.
A lighter, rhubarb-tinged spin on the Martinez from The Up & Up’s Matt Piacentini adds layers of bitter complexity and keeps the sweetness in check.
Muddled celery, ginger and mint make this bright, citrusy rum drink from Atlanta’s Greg Best zingy and green, while a cracked pepper garnish bumps it up the savory spectrum.
The mojito heads to tiki-town in this rhubarb-spiked mint-and-rum refresher from Matt Piacentini of NYC’s The Up & Up.
A orange-tinged spin on a classic gin fizz from Pamela Wiznitzer of Seamstress in NYC.
A resinous riff on the Gin Sour, the Overlook’s cool spice comes courtesy Douglas Fir eau de vie from Portland’s Clear Creek distillery.