The Umami Manhattan
Where To Get It: Library Bar at the Roosevelt, Los Angeles; thompsonhotels.com
The Flavor: Coffee-infused Cynar and bourbon flavored with candy-cap mushrooms tweak the classic combination of rye and sweet vermouth.
Where To Get It: The Bent Brick, Portland, Oregon; thebentbrick.com
The Flavor: Tart beet shrub balances the robust fusion of apple brandy, smoked tea, and black pepper in this slow sipper.
The Miso Mule
Where To Get It: Bar Congress, Austin; congressaustin.com
The Flavor: Japanese whiskey is tricked out with spicy radish, miso paste, and honey, then topped with Italian lemon soda. It's the staid highball revisited.
Where To Get It: Scott & Co., Tucson, Arizona; scottandcotucson.com
The Flavor: Blue cheese and peaty Irish whiskey achieve improbable harmony with raspberry syrup and lime juice in this crisp shaken cocktail.
Ground to Glass
Where To Get It: The Summit Bar, New York City; thesummitbar.net
The Flavor: This drink takes earthiness to a new level, harnessing silver tequila, red-pepper purée, and cucumber in a glass rimmed with hickory-smoked salt.
How To Make Any Drink Sparkle
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