Best Cocktails - 2013
Death & Co.
When a bar offers a mixology reading list for patrons, you know that it takes its craft seriously. Step into dimly lit Death & Co., behind a tall wooden door with a gatekeeper host, and you'll find a bar with craft cocktail gurus, an expansive menu, and hushed tone of exclusivity. Suede, granite, and crystal decorate the speakeasy spot, and the ambience encourages you to settle in as bartenders stir, shake, and taste an array of intricate, sexy concoctions. Pretend you're in 1920s France as you sip a Remember the Maine, a Manhattan-esque cocktail of Rittenhouse rye, Cocchi di Torino vermouth, Cherry Heering liqueur, Kirschwasser, and absinthe. Or perhaps go for something bolder with the Cyrano de Bergerac, a blend of Bols barrel-aged genever, Hayman's Old Tom gin, Bergerac wine, Bénédictine, Cruzan blackstrap rum, Cynar, and demerara syrup. Maybe pair that with a round of oysters. It doesn't get much more elegant.