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What to drink. Where to drink.

What to drink. Where to drink.

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'Cocktails are the window into a bars' soul'

And, I love peering into that window!

Whether you’re traveling and have your cocktail tourist hat on or you’re looking to explore a nearby neighborhood for local haunts, Liquor Lady guides you to the most creative craft cocktail bars and the best drinks on their menus. We love to try out the ‘new kids on the block’ that are approachable, relatively affordable, with cocktail descriptions and ingredient lists that sound far too good for us to pass up.

We’ll be sure to save you a seat at the bar!

Welcome. Cheers. Barfly. Cocktail. Drink. Shot. Bar. Mixologist. Round. Friend. Happy Hour. Toast. Pour. Bottle. Glass. Social. Shake. Garnish. Jigger. Strain. Double. Rocks.

About Melissa

Founder and creator of the cocktail website, Liquor Lady; Melissa Davis is an opinionated cocktail enthusiast, taste tester, and masterful bar hopper. She can almost always be found with a journal in one hand and a drink in the other -- not surprisingly, she’s become a walking rolodex of mouthwatering cocktails and the bars that serve them. She has been featured at MetroCooking DC, The Nightclub and Bar Show, The Bar Institute, and Fire, Flour, Fork. 

Melissa's favorites include anything that "bubbles". And, she's a sucker for any cocktail containing mezcal or tequila, spicy ingredients, smoky flavors, and lots of citrus -- not necessarily in that order. 

In 2009, Melissa started a blog to share her alcohol adventures from around the globe with friends and family. At the time she was a marketing professional who found traveling on business, oftentimes lonely. So, she began visiting craft cocktail bars and distilleries in each city to pass the time. In 2012, Liquor Lady officially launched and a few years later she left her day job to pursue her passion for cocktails and bars full-time.

What's In My Glass?

Mezcal, Mezcal, and more Mezcal!

Mezcal, like its cousin tequila, is made from agave. However, contrary to popular belief, is not a cactus but is actually a relative of the yucca plant. While tequila can only be made in a specific region of Mexico and from just blue Weber agave, Mezcal is usually produced in Oaxaca (although it can legally come from anywhere in Mexico) and can be made from many types of agave, some of which only grow wild. 

Best Agave Bars

  • Gracias Madre (Los Angeles)
  • Maya (New York)
  • Masa y Agave (New York)
  • The Pastry War (Houston)
  • Leyenda Brooklyn Cocteleria (New York)
  • Espita Mezcaleria (District of Columbia)
  • Mayahuel (New York)
  • Las Perlas (Los Angeles)
  • Barrio (Seattle)
  • The Black Ant (New York)

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