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Scottsdale's Best Cocktails

By local contributor
Biannca Dominguez

Today, going out for cocktails is as much about the ambiance and service as it is about the ingredients in the glass. These local hotspots hit the mark on all counts, so join us and let's say "cheers" with Scottsdale's best cocktails in hand.

 


BARRIO CANTARITOS at Barrio Queen


 

Scottsdale's Best Cocktails - Body

Barrio Queen offers an authentic margarita with their tableside Barrio Cantaritos. The Don Camilo reposado tequila, salt, fresh citrus and Mexican Squirt make this drink a citrus-forward paloma-margarita-hybrid.

 


ESPRESSO MARTINI at Zinc Bistro


 

Scottsdale's Best Cocktails - Body

The combination of Stoli Vanilla, Bailey's Frangelico, Tuaca, Kahlua and a Double Shot of illy Espresso makes for a subtly sweet, stimulating and classic Parisian-inspired experience. 

 


ANARCHIST ELIXIR at citizen public house


 

Scottsdale's Best Cocktails - Body

Monkey Shoulder Scotch is balanced by the herbal essence of Nardini Amaro and Leopold Bros. Three Pins Alpine Herbal Liqueur. Simple syrup and an orange peel garnish finish it off, making each taste bright. 

 


AGUACATE at The Mission


 

Scottsdale's Best Cocktails - Body

The aguacate's combo of El Charro tequila, avocado, Smokehouse Vida mezcal, triple sec, pressed lime, agave nectar, and ghost pepper purée create a smooth, blended texture and a unique drinking experience.

 


SNOW CONE MARGARITA at Diego Pops 


 

Scottsdale's Best Cocktails - Body

The cheerful Watermelon Lime Snow Cone margarita, made with Don Julio Blanco, watermelon liqueur, triple sec, muddled watermelon, and house-made sweet and sour, is a sweet treat that's sure to cool you down. 

 


THE VESPER at AZ/88


 

Scottsdale's Best Cocktails - Body

The poured-to-the-brim Vesper at AZ/88, with its Bulldog gin, Chopin vodka, Lillet Blanc, and a lemon twist garnish, is as sleek as the rotating art installations on the walls.