Five Great Cocktails

The Pimm’s Cup Justin Taylor takes one of the few drinks that can handle a little roughage and turns it into a wild offering of fruit, veg, and booze. Yew at the Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W. Georgia St., 604-689-9333

The 4 O’clock David Wolowidnyk’s riff on an Old Fashioned (pictured) is the perfect bar drink: elegant, tasty, and way too time-consuming to make at home. West, 2881 Granville St., 604-738-8938

Tanqueray 10 Martini No housemade bitters, no hot-shot bartender, just a two-fister of a hotel martini at a crazy price ($17.50) sipped while a guy at the piano plays “Stardust.” Bacchus at the Wedgewood Hotel, 845 Hornby St., 604-608-5340

Rusty Nail Because Nick Devine, a guy who can craft cocktails with the best, also know that sometimes just putting Scotch and Drambuie in a rocks glass with a twist is exactly what the doctor ordered. Cascade, 2616 Main St., 604-709-8650

Pint of Swans We love the cocktails but when you stop drinking beer you’re one step away from donning an ascot and becoming a major bore. Don’t be that guy. Alibi Room, 157 Alexander St., 604-623-3383