Bars

Drink In the Drama

Some of the most flamboyant cocktails we’ve spotted around town.


Photo by Tim Kennedy

ROMANCING THE STONE

To serve this cocktail at Backbar in Somerville, bartenders light a sprig of rosemary on fire, then pour a mix of scotch, sweet vermouth, and green Chartreuse over the flames tableside.

Photo by Tim Kennedy

MOTHER OF DRAGONS

For this Game of Thrones–inspired drink, mixologists at Baldwin & Sons Trading Co. fill an egglike vessel with a tiki-style punch, whipped up on the fly according to guests’ preferences.

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SCUBA SQUAD

Gaming bar A4cade offers its libations in all manner of over-the-top containers, including a fish bowl, shown here filled with Letherbee gin, Cocchi Americano, chamomile flowers, tarragon, and Q Tonic.

 

Photo by Tim Kennedy

WHOOPING CRANE

Served in a snail shell and garnished with a chamomile tea foam, this ArtScience Culture Lab & Café creation is a balanced blend of Ron Zacapa solera-aged rum, passionfruit, Aperol, and coconut cream.