If you get a chance to check out the August issue of GQ magazine, its definitely worth picking up. They have an article titled The 20 Best Cocktails in America - And Where To Find Them.
Although, it would certainly be up for debate as whether or not all the cocktails listed truly lived up to the name of the article, there are definitely some winners in there, and those alone are worth the price of the issue.
The highlight of the article would definitely have to be Jon Santer's update of the Airmail. It is the perfect example of just how complex and intricate a cocktail can become, all the while remaining completely integrated and sublime on the palate.
Even the use of the garnish, which in too many cocktails is merely an after thought, excells at further showcasing the aromatics and nuances that make this cocktail such a delight to drink.
1.5oz Bacardi 8
1oz Honey Syrup
.75oz Fresh Lime Juice
Splash of Dry Prosecco
Combine Rum, Honey and Lime juice into shaker tin. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with a splash of dry prosecco and garnish with a mint spring and a dash of Angostura bitters.
To make honey syrup, combine one part hot water with one part honey and mix well.