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Aug 11, 2008 10:59 AM

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

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  1. 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

    1. Jameson on the rocks. Simple, clean, elegant.

      8 Replies
        1. re: Lauren

          Probably no more than vodka on the rocks is really a martini <grin>.

          1. re: bbqer

            I would define "cocktail" as anything that comes in a cocktail glass ;)

            1. re: jpc8015

              It may be a classic, and I enjoy it as well, but it's technically not a cocktail according to Merriam-Webster. "1 a: an iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients"

        2. 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.

          1. 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.

            1. Lavendar martini at Chapel