The essential ingredient to most classic cocktails? Bitters, a neutral spirit infused with spices and herbs. But use it sparingly. A little dash'll do ya. Angostura bitters, $7,
at Mel & Rose.
The markets are a roller coaster and your 401K has less than it did last year. Could there a better time for a new premium whiskey to enter the market? Jim Beam's new (ri) 1 (pronounced "rye one") offers a slightly modern take on the traditional rye whiskey with spicy notes of pepper and a sweet honey finish. Not to mention at 92-proof, it packs a serious punch in a classic Manhattan. Consider it a safe return on an investment. $45, at Mel & Rose.
- Christopher Lukezic
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