Forget ordering screwdrivers and gin and tonicstoday’s bar aficionado prefers a drink that takes just as long to make as it does to down. Powered in part by the popularity of shows like Boardwalk Empire
and Mad Men
, vintage cocktail bars are popping up all over, offering a sophisticated alternative to 10-cent wing night at your favorite watering hole.
For the health-conscious drinker, however, the question always remains: how healthy are these Don Draper-inspired drinks? Well, it’s what’s being mixed with your spirit of choice that determines its overall value to your health, so we enlisted Ian Present, co-owner of Dutch Kills
in New York City to select eight signature, healthy cocktails, as well as provide mixing instructions for making them yourself.
Photo by Isaac Rosenthal