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2016 Best Cocktails in America: Nudge of the River

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 >>

best cocktail nudge of the riverCategory: Dessert

Restaurant: Currents at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes, Bend, Ore.

Creator: Benjamin Edel

Inspiration: This is based on the Coffee Nudge, a classic cocktail served warm in a mug. The key ingredient that sets it apart is local Stumptown cold brew coffee

Key Ingredients: Cold-pressed Stumptown coffee, American Pot Still Brandy, Kahlua and Godiva dark chocolate

Price: $8

What the Judges Said: This is almost too trendy for its own good: Both cold brew coffee and local products (not just the coffee, but also the brandy, from Clear Creek Distillery in Portland) are about as trend-forward as you can get. But this drink is also rich, beautiful and a great way to end a meal.

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