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#65 Herbs and Rye (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Those seeking forgotten drinks made with accuracy should seek out Nevada’s Herbs and Rye, which has a cocktail list arranged in chronological order from the early 19th century to the present day. Open since 2009, the neighborhood Las Vegas bar features drinks from the Gothic Age (pre-1865) like the Brandy Crusta (brandy, Maraschino, orange Curaçao, lemon, and bitters) and the Jack Rose (applejack, lime, and homemade grenadine); drinks from the Golden Age (1865 to 1900) like the Widows Kiss (calvados, Bénédictine, yellow Chartreuse, and bitters), the Ford Cocktail (gin, dry vermouth, Bénédictine, and orange bitters), and the Ward Eight (rye, lemon, orange, and homemade grenadine); drinks from the Old School Age (1900 to 1919) like the Aviation (gin, Maraschino, lemon, crème de violette); drinks from the Prohibition era (1920 to 1933) like the Holland House (Bols genever, Maraschino, dry vermouth, and lemon juice) and the Scofflaw (rye, dry vermouth, lemon, grenadine, and orange bitters); the Years of Reform (1933 to 1948) like the Blinker (rye, grapefruit juice, and raspberry syrup); the Dark Age (1949 to 1989) like the Bramble (gin, lemon, cassis, and blackberries); and the Revival Age (1990 to present) like the Jungle Bird (black strap rum, pineapple, Campari, lime juice, and bar syrup). The bar is also known for its quality meats cut the old-fashioned way, like bone-in pork chop, flatiron steak, and rib-eye. (Antonia M./Yelp)


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