Slideshow: Ask a Bartender: What Drinks Are Worth A Splurge?

Burgundy and more
Burgundy and more
"Well ,since money isn't an object and I'm drinking this on my own private yacht parked next to my own private island, everything is already tasting pretty darn good... Still, I'd say Burgundy, Priorat, local fun stuff from Long Island or upstate New York, and old vintages of my favorite wines in general. Is it okay not to say Bordeaux?" —Victoria Levin (The Tangled Vine)
Scotch, Italian Reds... and Coors Light
Scotch, Italian Reds... and Coors Light
"If money was no object... as far as beer, I would still drink my Coors Light in a bottle. (I know, I know, it's not cool, but damn it is good.) Wine, I would drink a lot more Big Reds from Italy. I love the bold tannic nature of them, and how you can drink them with food or with out. Spirits, as much agave or scotch I could get my hands on. Those can both be a very expensive habit." —Junior Ryan (Clyde Common)
Ovid
Ovid
"If money were no object, I would drink a lot more Ovid. It's an incredible red blend from Napa Valley. I have a few bottles at home that I tend to save for special occasions, but the team over there is doing something incredibly special." — Theo Lieberman (Lantern's Keep, Milk & Honey )
Old Old-World Wines
Old Old-World Wines
"Personally, I am a wine guy. I would drink a lot of old Old World wines—think 1982 Lafite-Rothschild, 1983 Margaux, 2000 Domaine De La Romanne-Conti La Tache, 1975 d'Yquem, and old Vintage Port. Now they may not be worth the money, but if money were no object..." —Brandon Thomas (Garces Group)
Yellow Spot
Yellow Spot
"Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey. The nicest whiskey I know of. I'm not sure what the availability is like in the US (extremely limited, if at all) because it's not even that easy to get in Ireland but it's fantastic and if you ever see a bottle, I recommend a taste!" —John Cummins (The Dawson Lounge)
Step Up From High Life
Step Up From High Life
"Grand Marnier Cinquantenaire, and Hennessy Paradis cognac. Maybe the occasional bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Brut. For now, I'm drinking High Life... It's the champagne of beers, it says it right on the label." —Billy "Bonefish" Fannemel (Couloir Restaurant, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
Cheap Beer, Great Spirits
Cheap Beer, Great Spirits
"If had the cash I would drink ONLY Salon Champagne, El Dorado 21 Rum and Black Maple Hill Rye.... That said, I would also still drink cheap beer and gin and tonics..." —Todd Maul (Clio)
Mezcal and Chartreuse
Mezcal and Chartreuse
"I'd drink lots of Del Maguey Mezcal and lots of V.E.P Green Chartreuse. And nothing else." —Dave McCabe (Punk's Backyard Grill)