Gallery: Ask a Bartender: What Would Your Last Drink On Earth Be?

Something Complex
Something Complex
"Something complex like a good Cognac or Scotch. If it's the last one, you might as well take your time to enjoy it." — John Henderson (Scholars, Tavern Road)
Last Word
Last Word
"My last drink would be, fittingly, The Last Word. It has the perfect balance and harmony that I would hope could describe my mental and emotional state at the time of knowingly having my last-ever drink." — Roger Bailey (Filini Bar and Restaurant)
Something Strong
Something Strong
"My last drink on earth would be a strong one. Maybe a George T. Stagg Sazerac or just a Pappy 15 neat." — Griffin Elliott (Sepia)
A Pint of Sazerac
A Pint of Sazerac
"A pint of Sazerac." —Kevin Diedrich (Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen)
Beer and Amaro
Beer and Amaro
"A Stone IPA and a glass of Fernet." — Justin Fairweather (Evelyn Drinkery)
Pool Full of Zombie
Pool Full of Zombie
"If I had to drink by myself, a boilermaker—a glass of beer and a shot of whiskey.  For the beer I'd take Olde Rabbit's Foot and for the whiskey I'd take Sazerac Family Reserve Rye. If I was with friends, my last drink would be a swimming pool full of Zombie strong enough to make the last party go all day and all night into the next life." — Blake Landis (Cinco)
Sweet Tea Vodka, Champagne
Sweet Tea Vodka, Champagne
"Honestly, as weird as it may sound, a double-shot of Seagrams Sweet Tea vodka, and it's a tie between a nice ice cold glass of 2002 or 2004 Perrier Joet Belle Époque or 2001 Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon... I love both, but every bottle is different and depends on how it travels from France." — Sara Morgan Strom (Coast Beach Cafe & Bar)
Cold Coke
Cold Coke
"What's coming to mind is an ice-cold glass bottle of Coca-Cola, first thing in the morning when you have a hangover… but wait, am I hung over on my last day on Earth?…. Yikes!" — John McCarthy (Greenwich Project)
Bourbon, and lots of it.
Bourbon, and lots of it.
"A lot of George T. Stagg." — Nate Howell (Cusp Dining & Drinks)
It's the Company that Counts
It's the Company that Counts
"A beer with my dad." — Michael Lay (Restaurant 1833)
Special Scotch
Special Scotch
"A dram of the 35-year-old Brora Scotch." — Brian Means (Fifth Floor)
Last Word
Last Word
"Perhaps it’s a bit cliché, but the Last Word (gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice) is my favorite drink. Floral, bitter, tart, sweet, and thirst quenching—it has it all." — Phil Greyshock (Pizzeria Ortica)
Classic and Bitter
Classic and Bitter
"Negroni on the rocks." — David Welch (Lincoln Restaurant & Sunshine Tavern)
Don't Forget the Garnish!
Don't Forget the Garnish!
"Classic Beefeater Martini, up, with olives." — Dan Andruss (312 Chicago)
Johnnie Walker Black
Johnnie Walker Black
"There are a lot of very high priced drinks and spirits out there, but if it were my last tipple before the apocalypse I would have to order a Johnnie Walker Black on a big hand carved rock, with an ice cold Coca-Cola sitting next to it to sip on between drinks." — Chino Lee (Departure Restaurant)
Depends On The Season
Depends On The Season
"If I got to choose I guess it would depend on the time of year. Summer, a perfectly crafted Piña Colada. Autumn, a Sazerac made by a former coworker (Keith "Danger" Raimondi). Winter, definitely a Rye Manhattan. Spring, a nicely chilled glass of Rosé Txakoli." — Chris Mann (Distrito)
Large Portions
Large Portions
"That's kinda hard. A perfect Sazerac or Negroni. Preferably a rather large portion." — Elizabeth Powell (Liberty Bar)
Negroni
Negroni
"Most likely a Negroni. Straight spirits." — Pamela Wiznitzer (Dead Rabbit)
Something Bitter
Something Bitter
"My last drink on earth would have to be something bitter.  It is my favorite note... IPA, a great Negroni, I suppose it wouldn’t really matter what it was exactly, seeing as I wouldn't have much time to savor it." — Vincent Stipo (Vernick Food & Drink)