The daiquiri, made with Silver Seal Enmore 23-Year Demerara Rum, Batavia Arrack, Okinawan, black sugar and lime, is part of Billy Sunday’s Chosen Ones section, which uses “antique or defunct spirits,” according to bartender Alex Bachman. “Everyone knows what a daiquiri is—rum, sugar and lime juice. But we’re rounding it off with 23-year-old rum, which balances the sugar and the acid.”
Made with Pittyvaich 20-Year Speyside Single Malt Whisky, Benedictine and Vermouth del Professore, the drink is stirred and served in a Waterford crystal rocks glass over hand-cut ice. It comes with a shortbread cracker topped with honey and fennel pollen.
"Pittyvaich is probably the shortest-lived Speyside distillery, which only operated between 1975 and 1993," Bachman says. "It produced extremely delicate malts that were primarily used as blending whisky for the nearby Dufftown malts. [It's] an extremely rare selection and was hardly ever marketed as a single malt."
This cocktail, named for the Saturday Night Live sketches, is made with rye, moonshine, bourbon, Scotch, vermouth and bitters. It's basically the equivalent of two Manhattans, and it comes in a glass so large, people at surrounding tables will turn to stare at you.
The priciest margarita at Rick Bayless's restaurant crams lots of high-end ingredients into one glass. There's Riazul anejo tequila ($60 a bottle at Binny’s), Grand Marnier, the French aperitif Pineau des Charentes and gold flakes.
Served in a handmade ice glass, the Teardrop cocktail features vodka, acai liquor, lychee, lemon and lime juices, and crushed blackberries.
The Rock is made with pisco, lemon juice and pineapple gum and served in a handmade ice glass.
The Three Dots menu charges $385 for a bottle of Dom, and $385 for a bottle of Dom poured over a treasure chest filled with rum, blackberry, pomegranate, pineapple, lemon and falernum, with dry ice streaming out of it. We'll let you decide which is the better deal.
What, you think a $22 martini uses run-of-the-mill pimento-stuffed olives? Please. This martini drops caviar-stuffed olives into the Boyd & Blair Vodka, then spritzes it all with truffle mist.