Best of Boston

2011 Best Cocktail, Classic

Ideal Manhattan, Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar

Like an antique wing chair done up in a sharp new print, Citizen’s spin on the Manhattan hews to tradition while freshening things up. The cocktail starts with the classic recipe (Maker’s Mark, sweet vermouth, Angostura), then amps it up with a touch of the unconventional (St. Germain, grapefruit bitters). The final effect? True to the original cocktail’s spirit, but tastier.

1310 Boylston St., Boston, 617-450-9000,