Slideshow: Ask a Bartender: What's Your Go-To Drink?

Vermouth
Vermouth
"A great vermouth. I have a bottle of Imbue Thistle and Thorn in my fridge right now, and will drink it over ice, or in cola, all summer." — Jan Henrichsen (Found)
Bourbon and Apple Juice
Bourbon and Apple Juice
"There is always a decent bottle of bourbon sitting in my kitchen, and unfiltered apple juice in the fridge. It's easy to throw them together, and tastes great heated up when you need comfort from a long shift or the SF fog." —Ellie Bobrowski (The Mortimer at Hotel Adagio)
Beer and Rum
Beer and Rum
"Cans of a beer and decent rum. Because sometimes when you get home you’re not quite drunk enough to numb the pain. That one more before bed is always a good idea..." — George Costa (Pub & Kitchen)
Manhattans
Manhattans
"Whiskey, Carpano, and bitters… Because no matter what kind of day you’re having, a Manhattan will make it all better." — Antoine Nixon (Bocanova)
Sherry or Vermouth
Sherry or Vermouth
"Usually a sherry or vermouth—they are nice to sip on at any time of day!" — Allison Webber (Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen)
Whisk(e)y
Whisk(e)y
"A nice Scotch or bourbon. After I've been mixing all day sometimes it's nice to just pour and sip." — Dan Andruss (312 Chicago)
Wine
Wine
"There is always wine in my apartment, both red and white. It's always there when you need it, and friends aren't as inclined to snag a bottle of wine from your fridge, as they are if you always kept a case of beer in there..." — John Henderson (Scholars, Tavern Road)
Beer and More
Beer and More
"I always have beer in my fridge....like right now, I'm drinking a Boulevard Stout. I've got a pretty hefty liquor cabinet at home though. There's vermouth in the fridge for gin martinis and Campari around to make some Negronis!" — Brian Means (Fifth Floor)
Rye and More
Rye and More
"Rye in the summer with lemon and a splash of ginger ale or a Sazerac. In the winter, Manhattans or rye on the rocks." — Johnny Swet (JIMMY at The James, et al.)
Scotch
Scotch
"I always have a bottle of single malt Scotch around when I'm at home and want to relax and read something." — Miri Kolici (Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel)
Coconut Water
Coconut Water
"Coconut water. It's the best way to hydrate going into a long shift and after a long night of hitting the town." — Pamela Wiznitzer (Dead Rabbit)
Bourbon and Gin
Bourbon and Gin
"I like to keep a good bottle of bourbon at the apartment for general drinking, but one of my fave quick drinks is a gin and tonic. Nothing is quite as refreshing as a g&t. Yes, I like gin. A lot." — Elizabeth Powell (Liberty Bar)
Wine
Wine
"Wine is definitely my go-to around the house. Bottle, glass, you're all set. It doesn't create the guilt that Scotch does, and it’s romantic!" — Joseph O'Connor (Big Night Entertainment Group)
Bourbon and an IPA
Bourbon and an IPA
"Although I do keep the ingredients for a Manhattan handy around the house as well as other flavored bitters, etc., my go-to drink around the house is bourbon on the rocks, possibly accompanied with a nice IPA. The sipping of the bitter IPA makes that sweet bourbon taste all the better." — Ryan Fenton (Pennsylvania 6)