Get the recipe here. Louisville: Any Port in the Storm at Meat - "The drink just kind of tasted like coming home for me. It's refreshing without being too froufrou." Get the recipe here. Savannah: Chatham County Artillery Punch at French 75 - "I think it takes a Southerner to make that punch properly. For me, French 75 with Chris Hannah behind the bar is the best place to get a classic cocktail." Get the recipe here. Portland: Barrel-Aged Negroni at Clyde Common - "A friend told me to ask Tony [Conigliaro] for the aged Manhattan. It was like a secret thing. He had been aging cocktails in glass. It wasn't that different--it was more about subtlety--but it was a crazy awesome different idea." Get the recipe here. San Francisco: Bumble Bee at The Slanted Door - "The Bumble Bee is actually from the South American volume of the Gentleman's Companion. I liked that the Bumble Bee was sweet and strong and sour." Get the recipe here. Emeryville: Temescal at Prizefighter - "This one is real simple--rye whiskey, housemade pineapple gum, and aromatic bitters. The sweetness of the pineapple catches the spiciness of the rye." Get the recipe here. Denver: The Old-Old Fashioned at Williams and Graham - "It works well with mezcal, an aged rum, and always with rye. And it always looks pretty when it's served over a big rock." Get the recipe here. Seattle: Blue Bark Rickey from Rob Roy - "The Blue Bark Rickey is a play on the Collins and is super different--blueberries, gin, and turmeric syrup--not the usual." Get the recipe here. Salt Lake City: The Medicine Hat at Bar-X - "The Medicine Hat is a Fernet drink... it's simple, shaken, and served up." Get the recipe here.
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