Star of the town

Stag Savior, Paragary’s

Illustration by JONATHAN BUCK

Is Baron Stelling Hawaiian? Nope, but you wouldn’t know it based off of the bartender’s amazing flair for tiki drinks, first evidenced at Hock Farm and now at Paragary’s. Try his Stag Savior ($12), which recently earned him the title of 2016’s Star of the Bar after a national competition in Chicago. The creative, deeply amber cocktail combines Jägermeister, gin, apricot liqueur, grenadine, lime, aromatic bitters and absinthe. With no rum nor fruit juice, it doesn’t exactly sound like something from Trader Vic’s. Yet, the nuanced, long-lasting finish tastes totally tropical, like a pineapple gummy bear.1401 28th Street,