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Food Critics: The Best Cocktails In Kansas City

Edsel Little

Many people enjoy a glass of wine or a beer to loosen up, but sometimes those just don't quite do the trick. From Moscow Mules to Brandy Alexanders, a good cocktail can be a great companion to a nice meal or a casual social event.

On Friday's Central Standard, guest host Charles Ferruzza is joined by the Food Critics to find out where the best cocktails in Kansas City are.

Here are their picks for cocktails at restaurants and bars:

Here are some cocktails that you can make yourself:

  • "The Usual"Buffalo Trace, Aperol, tangerine juice, simple syrup, aromatic bitters, and orange bitters.
  • Moscow Mule— vodka, ginger beer, and lime, served in a copper mug.
  • "The Dad's Double"— double whiskey, tonic water, and bitters.
  • "The Dirty Bourbon Sidecar" Maker's mark, simple brown sugar syrup, and lemon San Pellegrino.

The Critics:

READ MORE: Learn how to infuse your cocktails with smoky flavor from this handy article from Huffington Post.

Cody Newill is part of KCUR's audience development team. Follow him on Twitter @CodyNewill or email him at cody@kcur.org.