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In our tasting of 17 Manhattans from America's top bartenders, Simó's rye and bourbon recipe came in second.
Jeremy Oertel's take on the Manhattan was the top vote-getter at our tasting of 17 Manhattan recipes.
Caitlin Laman's bourbon Manhattan came in third in our tasting of 17 different Manhattans from America's top bartenders.
Paul Calvert and Greg Best's low-proof fall punch features dry cider and cranberry cordial alongside Italian vermouth, lemon juice and freshly grated nutmeg.
The mellow coffee flavor of Galliano Ristretto balances the bright notes of herbs and mint of St-Germain and Fernet Branca to form a sipping cocktail that will keep the night sailing on.
"A great nightcap is the perfect mix of strong and sweet," claims Meaghan Dorman, whose Midnight Bouquet incorporates St-Germain alongside grapefruit for a bittersweet companion to the salinity and smokiness of mezcal and tequila.
Drawing from the ingredients that she herself would most want at the end of the night, Kimberly Rosselle pairs dry vermouth with the floral notes of St-Germain and the bitterness of Amaro Lucano.
Jim Meehan updates the rye-based Cooper Cocktail created by Seattle's renowned Jamie Boudreau in an East Coast ode to the West Coast original.
With just a touch of St-Germain alongside Scotch and tawny port, this spirit-forward drink is the final indulgence of the day, complete with the requisite cherry on top.
For his version of the classic Negroni, bartender Naren Young loses the equal parts ratio in favor of a more gin-heavy drink that dials back on the Campari and sweet vermouth.