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Haberdish, Angeline's, O-Ku

NC
Category: Nightlife/Play
Award: Best Trend (Unexpected Ingredients in Cocktails) - 2019
Year Won: 2019
Pick: Editor's Pick

CBD oil is having a moment, so it was only a matter of time before it turned up on cocktail menus. At Haberdish, mixologist Colleen Hughes uses the plant-derived elixir in her Apothecary cocktail for a fresh and avant-garde flavor that we love.

Other ingredients like turmeric, rose, tarragon, and beets are a few more unexpected flavors we’re seeing in cocktails this year. Expect an uptick in gut-friendly, fermented, and probiotic-rich ingredients in cocktails like the Plum Tuckered at Angeline’s, which mixes Wild Turkey 101, Grand Marnier, and a plum shrub that lead bartender Henry Schmulling makes in-house, giving it a tangy, vinegar-infused flavor.

At O-Ku, bar manager Larisa Yanicak has crafted a drink called Basil. Beets. Battlestar Galactica., which has Carolina Basil Rum, beet juice, ginger liqueur, and egg white. Also be sure to try the Ain’t Nobody Got Thyme For That, which has Lunazul Blanco Tequila, blood orange, thyme, rhubarb bitters, and Campari rinse. Cheers to that.