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The year's best cocktails

cocktail drinks

Nitro Russian, Revival Bar, Chicago

revival bar nitro russian

Earls Signature Caesar, Earls Kitchen + Bar, multiple locations

earls signature caesar

Wildcat, The Whistler, Chicago

the whistler interior

Lychee-Cucumber Smash, Aventura; Ann Arbor, Mich.

lychee cucumber smash aventura ann arbor

Rise Up, Billy Sunday, Chicago

liquor bottles billy sunday

Blue Bourbon, Prasino; La Grange, Ill.

praisino interior

The Cabin Fever, Earls Kitchen + Bar, multiple locations

cabin fever earls

Strawberry-mango frozen margarita, Torchy’s Tacos, multiple locations

strawberry mango margaritas torchys tacos

Bananas Foster Old Fashioned, Bordel, Chicago

bordel flaming cocktail

Empire State Cocktail, Spyglass Rooftop, New York City

spyglass rooftop bar

Kingston Negroni, Broken Shaker, Chicago

broken shaker kingston negroni

Pineapple Mojito, Joyride Taco House, Phoenix

joyride pineapple mojito

Cachaca, Estereo, Chicago

estereo cocktails