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.
Chef Tory Miller, of L’Etoile in Madison, Wisconsin, has come up with the ultimate fall cocktail. He shakes bourbon with maple syrup and lemon juice, then strains the super-simple drink over ice. “I like that it’s sweet and not overly boozy,” Miller says, “so it doesn’t knock you on your tail right away. It also has that balance of the maple and lemon, the sweetness and sourness. It ends up tasting kind of like an Arnold Palmer.”