Billionaire Cocktail at Employees Only ($16)
Don't Forget the Flowers at Fedora ($13)
Smoked Banana-Mezcal Margarita at Empellón Taqueria ($13)
Royal Bamboo from The Spotted Pig ($13)
Bank Robber at The Marrow ($12)
Mata Hari at Orient Express ($13)
The Crippler at The Tippler ($14)
Okay, enough location-justifying, Tippler's cocktails justify themselves. It's hard to make a drinkable, balanced high-proof cocktail, but The Crippler comes off as very polished, with initial gentle butterscotch-vanilla rum notes (J.M Overproof Rhum and the Austrian rum-tea liqueur Stroh Jägertee) before the bite of WhistlePig rye and Vida mezcal come in, and it tingles all the way down.
Casino at Little Branch ($13)
Yes, it's an exterior shot. It's dark in there, guys.