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Gulp. How’d we get to the $22 cocktail?

Gulp How d we get to the 22 cocktail The Washington Post


The craft cocktail movement that bore this Manhattan emphasizes fine spirits, fresh juices and even thoughtful ice selections. It casts bartenders as skilled craftsmen. And over the past decade, it has delivered vast improvement over the baby-pool-size apple martinis and mojitos that once fetched $7 or $8. But as we tip the $12 mark, the $14 mark and $20 mark, the questions increasingly on the lips of diners and bargoers are: When did what’s in our glass start making such a noticeable dent in our wallets? And why?

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$22 for a drink is OUTRAGEOUS!