Best Of Tucson®

Best Manhattan

Montana Avenue

"Where can a woman find a good drink in this town?" This was precisely the question posed by a pirate wench as she swaggered into a bar in the Midwest. The bartender boasted that their specialty was the Manhattan, but then blew it by asking, "Would you like vodka or gin?" At a newer restaurant in the Old Pueblo, the pirate wench found liquid treasure, and her pursuit of traveling far and wide in search of the perfect Manhattan has ended. Traditional ingredients like Kentucky Maker's Mark bourbon and sweet vermouth pave the way for a delicious variation of slightly sour cherries soaked in Jim Beam, then splashed with grenadine--a foxy concept if there ever was one.