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Cocktails in KC

Creative cocktails can add the perfect touch to a pre-dinner chat or make a night out with friends just a little more interesting. Menus filled with classic drinks, many a throwback to the days of prohibition, are all the rage right now. Some talented bartenders are taking a culinary approach to their art and turning a great drink into an even greater sensory experience.

In Kansas City, you can find some very adept mixologists around town. Both Justus Drugstore Restaurant and bluestem will whip up a magnificent drink to suit your fancy. And Manifesto is one of my favorite places to take out-of-town friends and show them just how awesome our city has become. If you go, you must try the Beautiful Red Bell – a lovely gin drink highlighted with basil and red bell peppers. And yes, even non-gin drinkers routinely love it! My other favorite is the Winter in Buenos Aires (and boy, is now the perfect time of year for that baby). It’s a fantastic rum drink that reminds me of pumpkin pie baking in the oven…. A-MAZ-ING!!

Now KC’s getting some national attention for its spirits, and of course I had to share!

Read the Reuters story here.

Next time you’re feeling adventurous or just want a NEW take on your favorite booze, drop into one of these establishments. You might find your “perfect bite” before the food ever hits the table.

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