Cocktail Culture


Elevated Spirits

elevated-spirits

Photograph by Sabin Orr

We’re seeking out good libations.

If you’re thinking the bespoke cocktail movement is confusing, you’re not alone. Remember when “What do you want to drink?” was a straightforward question? Well, those days are long gone. With the meteoric rise of mixologists, the cocktail world has become muddled (along with blue berries and kiwi) as barkeeps concoct drinks with everything from peanut butter to cotton candy. But here we get back to basics and focus on five classic spirits and the top places to find them.