2016 Best Cocktails in America: Compass Points

2016 Best Cocktails in America: Compass Points

Not only has America’s love for cocktails grown tremendously in recent years, so has the skill of those who prepare them. Restaurant Hospitality’s editorial staff selected 14 top cocktails prepared by mixologists around the country. See all winners >> 

Category: Rum, Pisco and Cachaça

Restaurant: Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille, Glen Burnie, Md.

Creator: Nate Hynson

Inspiration: “I wanted to add some complexity to a Pisco Sour without going overboard, and bring several cultural influences together in one harmonious beverage.”

Key Ingredients: Rhum J.M. V.S.O.P., lemon grass-turbinado-white balsamic shrub, The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters and egg white

Price: $15

What the Judges Said: Named for the far-flung origins of its ingredients — rum from Martinique (aged in recharred bourbon barrels), Italian vinegar, Southeast Asian aromatics and bitters that evoke the Louisiana bayou, not to mention Peruvian inspiration — this drink could have been the gastronomic equivalent of the Tower of Babel. Instead it has the refreshing appeal of a Pisco Sour, but with the added, sultry warmth that comes from a barrel-aged spirit.

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