Leslie Ross, Canard
Overrated cocktail: A margarita!
“Why? Because not every bar uses fresh ingredients, like lime juice, you know, from actual limes. Many places, even restaurant bars, choose to use preservative-laced, shelf-stable "mix", which is no bueno. Between that, and inexpensive, low-quality 'tequila', you could be left with a bad taste in your mouth.”
Underrated cocktail: The Martinez
“This vermouth-forward precursor to the modern-day gin martini is a lovely way to wind down at the end of the day. Lower ABV than a Martini, but all of the lovely layers of flavor from the sweet vermouth, Old Tom Gin, maraschino liqueur, and a dash of Boker's bitters. This cocktail is perfect before, during, or after dinner!”