If you love a Last Word, you should live in Seattle
This equal parts gin drink is totally infatuating, which is why we’re so glad that Murray Stenson, of Seattle’s Zig Zag Café revived it from the cocktail graveyard. If you are a member of the (rapidly expanding) cult who calls the hypnotizingly green drink a favorite, head to the spot of its rebirth and lose yourself like a forgotten cocktail in the mists of happy hour.
If you love a Mint Julep, you should live in Louisville
Louisville summers can be brutal, but the weather justifies a supreme Mint Julep habit. While the frosty, minty beverage will be available to any Louisville transplant all summer long (and winter, if you really want one), the annual influx of visitors and even more Juleps during the Kentucky Derby will soon become the annual highlight of your year.
If you love a Manhattan, you should live in New York
There’s nothing like ordering a Manhattan in the Big Apple itself. With countless “improved” renditions around town and plenty of upscale watering holes serving elegant interpretations, the island is rife with Manhattans. Plus, with the rapid proliferation of new bars in the city, you’ll never run out of new versions to try.
If you love an Alabama Slammer, you should live in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosans are fiercely dedicated to both football at the University of Alabama and its traditional drink. Maybe you picked up a taste for the Slammer elsewhere while watching a game with a few Crimson Tide expats, or maybe you just really love SoCo (no judgement), but down in Tuscaloosa you’ll find 100,000 fellow screaming fans—just don’t tell them you’re only screaming for another round.
If you love a Piña Colada, you should live in San Juan
Two bars in Old San Juan lay claim to the original Piña Colada—Barrachina and the Caribe Hilton—but you can hear blenders whirring at hotels all across town. With a steady supply of rum and crushed ice, beautiful Spanish colonial scenery to relax in and crashing waves to lull you, San Juan is paradise for lovers of this pineapple-coconut libation.