Anthony Vitacca @ Montrio Bistro
Montrio Bistro 414 Calle Principal, Monterey (831) 648-8880, montrio.com
Many a savvy sipper might say, “dealer’s choice” to a skilled barkeep. Only few might have the capacity to anticipate what’s coming from a intuitive bloke like this. We’re talking Bird is the Word with Vernal gin, génépy, elderflower and lemon; the Rasta-Mon with Scarlett Ibis rum, apricot liqueur, pineapple and lime; and/or the NEO-Negroni with Beefeater gin, Dubonnet and Campari, each priced a low-low $6.50 during happy hour.