Steak House Cocktails

Behind the bar at Costata in New York. Photo © Nicole Franzen
By Chelsea Morse Posted January 22, 2014

Bartenders are reviving classic cocktails with modern techniques and local liquors.

Bartenders are reviving classic cocktails with modern techniques and local liquors.

New-Fangled Old-Fashioned At New York's American Cut, bartenders first fill the glasses for their old-fashioneds with the aromatic smoke from a scorched maple plank. americancutsteakhouse.com

Cocktails for a Crowd Classic cocktails like Manhattans, Negronis and Boulevardiers are served in bottles for up to five people to share at Portland, Oregon's Tasty n Alder. tastyntasty.com

Locavore Liquors Atsby vermouth, distilled near the southern tip of Manhattan, and Brooklyn-made Greenhook Gin shake up the Local martini at Costata in New York. costatanyc.com

Barrel-Aged Spirits Barrel-aged gin from local distillery Batch 206 lends a woodsy note to the gimlet at Miller's Guild in Seattle. millersguild.com

Olives with a Twist Guests choose either pepper Jack or Maytag blue cheese to stuff the olives garnishing Boston Chops' martinis. bostonchops.com

Related: Great American Steak Houses
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