Oven and Shaker, $12
Barman Ryan Magarian’s bright combination of caramelly Hardy VS Cognac and floral Yellow Chartreuse, brightened with fresh lemon juice and bitters, is an unfailing summer-stretcher.
THINGS DONE CHANGED
This celebrated eatery has mastered more than Argentine meats—a traditional pisco sour (grape brandy and frothy egg whites) reaches new heights with smoked lemon syrup and jalapeño oil for a deeply smoky, spicy, and oddly refreshing sipper.
Sidecar 11, $8
N Mississippi Avenue’s jewel box of a bar serves its eponymous cocktail simply but pridefully: Korbel brandy and Harlequin orange liqueur with a touch of lemon, served up in a martini glass with a sugared rim.
BRANDY ALEXANDER MILKSHAKE
Tasty n Alder, $10
In downtown’s growing West End, this “grown-ass milkshake” is the most satisfying brain freeze on the block: El Presidente brandy, crème de cacao, Aztec chocolate bitters, and Ruby Jewel vanilla ice cream, whisked to frothy perfection.