Cesar Perez (Murray’s Bar): My go-to drink depends on the season, but if I could have something at the end of the shift any day, it would have to be a gin and tonic. There’s a handful of places that will spice it up, other than just gin and tonic, either having fresh fruit or bitters. I think Gray Dog and Blackbird Downtown do a really good job of doing that.
Matthew Montana: My go-to drink would be an Old Fashioned. I love the Old Fashioned at Blackbird, especially with the burnt orange peel. That is absolutely delicious. And the presentation they do is phenomenal.
Wendy Smith (Gray Dog Bar): My drink of choice would be an Old Fashioned, just because it is very strong and tasteful. Old Fashioned was pretty much like the first drink I ever made while bartending. So it’s special to me in that aspect.
Sean Isaasi (Republic National distributing company): Go-to drink is a shot of whiskey. Bourbon, preferably because I don’t want to make the bartender’s job too hard and just cut right to the point. Beer and a shot of bourbon, and I’m good.