Mixology Madness Last Updated 11/16

Wondering where in Connecticut to find the coolest cocktails? You can start with the CT Signature Cocktail Trail, created using social media to find the hottest spots and sips.

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Classic cocktails like martinis, manhattans and margaritas never go out of style. But today's bartenders and mixologists are bringing new tastes, twists and traditions to the bar that are redefining cocktail hour.

Signature cocktails are usually a recipe or style specific to the bar that serves them. And Connecticut makes it easy and fun for savvy sippers looking to discover new drinks at top bars and restaurants all over the state.

Check out this list of Connecticut’s top mixologist bars. And if you aspire to take up bartending yourself, here are some places to get a top-notch education.

Looking for real local flavor? Sample Hartford Flavor Company’s botantically infused liqueurs. And Onyx Moonshine’s tasting rooms let you try locally produced moonshines and whiskeys in a recreated speakeasy. 

And be sure to mark your calendar for the Food Schmooze Martini Competition! Held in June, this popular fundraising event lets Connecticut’s most creative mixologists share their creations and compete for top honors.