McKinley Rose, Kupros Craft House
Add a bit of ginger and I'm in, whether it's candy, seafood platters, paint thinner, you name it. Thankfully, we've got Kupros Craft House and their cocktails to keep me out of the house supplies. Take the McKinley Rose ($10), a mix of bourbon, ginger liqueur, a bit of lemon, fresh ginger and a dash of club soda. It's sweet, but not overly so, and gingery in an herbal way without getting too bright and biting. With the lemon adding a nice curve of sour, it's a well-balanced and briskly refreshing drink that makes for a good reading supplement while you're out enjoying the sun on Kupros' upper deck. 1217 21st Street, www.kuprosbistro.com.