"I really respect the incredible job the Fratelli Branca team has done marketing fernet for taking shots, but why is it still so pervasive? Instead, buy me a pour of Matifoc Rancio Sec or Dolin Dry any day."
Underrated: Gin and tonic
"There's no more perfect way to experience the bounty of new gins on the market than by simply ordering it with tonic and a splash of lime juice. We love Fentimans, but pick any tonic, and start to find your new favorite gins."
Miami Beach, Florida
Overrated: White Russian
"There are so many great alternatives to a vodka, Kahlua, and cream cocktail with a bit more complexity and better mouthfeel. The use of cream in the cocktail is also a lost opportunity to get a nice frothy consistency, given that it's built and just kind of dumped in with the vodka and liqueur. Instead, try the original Coffee Cocktail (which does not call for any coffee or coffee-flavored ingredients), or a Brandy Alexander, if you want a richer-tasting after-dinner drink. You could also try mixing coffee liqueur with tequila or bourbon."