Library Bar at the Roosevelt

Best Savory Cocktails, August 2010

Today most folks don’t want sweet martinis in radioactive hues. They want their drink to refresh or make them wince, but some of us desire even more savory libations (think: needs steak sauce). At the Roosevelt Hotel’s Library Bar, Matt Biancaniello infuses bourbon with heady mushrooms for his seasonal shiitake manhattan, and his gin-based Walk in the Garden features muddled fennel, celery, and salt. You might have to use a fork.

**UPDATE: Matt Biancaniello is no longer at the Library Bar