The Best Bars for Classic Cocktails


By OUTTraveler Editors

Get out of the gay bar and into a cocktail den to learn how to really handle your liquor.


Nothing beats an icy mint julep, the quintessential bourbon cocktail, especially when it's been mixed and confined to a deep freeze for a week before being served over hand-chipped ice, as Savannah's Elizabeth on 37th does. Kentucky might claim out-of-state sacrilege—it is the official drink of the Derby—but sipping out of the traditional sterling silver mug in a history 1900s mansion just feels right.