Sure, the bartender at your local bar makes your pineapple-cherry Cosmo just like you like it, but what does he mix up for himself? Introducing a new Voracious feature, in which we collar bartenders and ask them to make us their favorite drink.
Name: Rachel Hoover Location: Alibi Room, Pike Place Market Drink of Choice: Chopin martini with a twist Vermouth? "I don't know why people use vermouth anymore." Why This Drink? "My fiance likes it, too. I was a salty (gin) martini girl. He turned me onto these. It's really good if it's your day off and you want to go for the real deal." Will gin ever be as hip as vodka? "It's whatever they put in magazines. Like mom jeans. Mom jeans? GO in any clothing store. For denim, they're selling mom jeans. You own a pair? No. I'm known for my butt crack hanging out the back of my pants. My Thoughts on Hoover's First Call Drink: I love it. It's my drink of choice exactly. Except I drink Tanqueray, which makes both drinks completely different and identical: No fooling around with vermouth, ice, or mixers. Just high-quality spirits that go down easy.