Dining Poll: How Often Do You Order Specialty Cocktails When Dining Out?

I have ordered and enjoyed exactly two ‘specialty’ cocktails in my life. One was a ginger-lychee martini at The Hurricane Club in New York (I was trying to be festive!), and the other was a Corpse Reviver No. 2 at Swizzle Stick in New Orleans (because when Lu Brow is behind the bar, you will gladly follow her lead). The rest of the time, I have remained faithful to the basic bone-dry martini, much to the chagrin of the hundreds — or is it thousands? — of well-meaning mixologists who have waited on me. When you’re dining out, do you turn to the specialty cocktails list for a recommendation, even on occasion, or do you stick to the tried and true? Weigh in on today’s poll!



  1. CliffG says

    The Lily Coit at Lark Creek Steak is one of my favorites, but I switch to wine with my entree. I did somehting similar at Angela’s in Alameda last week: started with an offbeat mojito, then some Ehrenberg red.

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