Recent Cocktails (SEA)
Any recent favorites?
Here are a few for starters:
the cherry-infused manhattan at Crush
the grapefruit foam drink (and red wine foam drink) at Spur
the Creole at Zigzag
Jasmine at Vessel (gin, campari, etc.)
Sage margarita at Zoe.
I have had several good gin drinks at ZigZag, but I can't remember all the names. I love their variety of bitters.
And here's one that didn't work for me: a traditional martini at Quinn's, with a cornichon instead of an olive. It tasted like pickle juice (surprise, I know), but I thought it was awful. I couldn't drink it. I
I particularly enjoy the Aviation Cocktail at ZigZag. The combination of sweetness and tartness takes me back to the Sour Bleep Blips of my childhood, those cheap chalky-like candies in the dispenser machines at the grocery store.
Somewhat off top… but in most other regions of the country I have lived, a few drops of bitters in a proper G&T is not so unusual. I find here in Seattle that such a request is met with some confused head-tilting from behind the bar… HUH?…and often times bartenders tend to go overboard when adding them… really, just a few drops is all you need to make the drink complete.
Private Danzka at Restaurant Zoe (It's off the menu now, but they'll still make it for you. It's a grapefruity vodka drink)
Anything at Oliver's Twist in Phinney Ridge.