Damn Good Drinks

Where to Eat Now 2012

Cincinnati Vesper
Equal parts gin, vodka (both from local distiller Woodstone Creek), and Lillet with a twist. James Bond’s cocktail in Casino Royale by Ian Fleming.
1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-1524, japps1879.com

Ca Phe Sua (Vietnamese Coffee)
Pho Lang Thang
Hot drip coffee with condensed milk. Move over Red Bull.
114 W. Elder St., (513) 376-9177, pholangthang.com

Dark ’N Stormy
A Tavola
House made ginger beer, Goslings black rum, a spritz of soda and lime. Makes us feel light ’n sunny.
1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 246-0192, atavolapizza.com

Bar manager Brian Mulroy turned us on to expertly mixed versions of our favorite cold weather cocktail made with Eagle Rare or Evan Williams bourbons.
3235 Madison Rd., Oakley, (513) 321-4846, hugo-restaurant.net

Turkish Coffee
Abigail Street
Ground Qazzaz coffee with cardamom and sugar served in a copper ibrik. Like luxurious campfire coffee.
1214 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 421-4040, abigailstreet.com

Originally published in the March 2012 issue.

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