After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a house bartender’s expert cocktail. Here, star chefs reveal their favorite drinks.
Tim Dahl of Madison’s Nostrano loves bitter flavors. “Campari, Cynar—super, super bitter flavors,” he says. “But they’re not for everybody. So the challenge with some of our drinks was to think, How far can we go, where my mom would still like it, and I would still appreciate it?” Here, five balanced cocktails for bitter beginners.
Late-Harvest Wine and Campari Cocktails
This extra-refreshing drink tempers the bitterness of Campari with sweet, late-harvest wine and fresh orange juice.