Slideshow: Ask A Bartender: What's the Best Drink You've Had Recently?

"Highball de la Playa"
"Eastern Standard alum Josh Taylor is doing great things behind the stick at newly opened West Bridge in Cambridge. I’ve been in a few times since the opening and really enjoy the "Highball de la Playa"—a refreshingly bitter concoction of Blanco tequila, Cynar, citrus syrup, lime juice, and a splash of soda. This cocktail has been a go-to for me all summer, rekindling my lost love with tequila after a bad break up in college." —Kevin Martin (Eastern Standard)
All Things French
All Things French
"I'm a big fan of Pour Vous [in Hollywood] which is very close to my house. I had a bad experience with a French ex-girlfriend (long story), but this lovely bar won me back over with all things French. Every cocktail I've had there has been perfect and exactly what I needed." —Bayardo De Murguia (Wood & Vine)
Rum & Coconut
Rum & Coconut
"Tie: Jeremy Oertel’s “Brancolada” at Donna in Williamsburg and Alaska McFadden’s “McColada” at No Name Bar in Greenpoint.  What can I say? It’s summer and I love me some rum and coconut." —Dan Sabo (Five Leaves)
Margarita
Margarita
"I was having one of the signature Tommy's margaritas with Julio Berjemo recently at Tommy's in San Francisco, and the ambiance, his passion and the simple, yet delicious margarita came together in a trifecta of awesomeness." — Kristin Almy (Grand Café)
French 75
French 75
"The best cocktail I've had recently was actually a Sazerac at Arnaud's French 75 in New Orleans." —Brian Means (Fifth Floor)
Hot Mule
Hot Mule
"A drink at the Vesper Bar in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.  Their "hot mule" was an incredible drink inspired by the Moscow mule." —Billy "Bonefish" Fannemel (Couloir Restaurant, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)