March 31, 2017

Cocktail Hour

Ending the week on a bittersweet note

The Drink: ’Til the Bitter End

Where: CBD Provisions, preferably at the bar for people watching

When: Friday, 5:30 happy hour with friends to plan a beach vacation

What’s in it: Gin, curaçao, Galliano, Banane du Brésil, bitters, Campari, and lime

Imagined by CBD Provisions’ head bartender Eric Brooks, this cocktail shows how a sharp mixologist brings balance to a sweet cocktail. Citrus aperitif, lime, and Peychaud’s bitters keep things from steering overly sweet, while anise and juniper add complexity. It’s a choice sip when you want something summery and sweet, but not cloying.