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The Ginger at Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis

It’s fall, that season of crackly, tumbling leaves, spiced cider, decorative gourds, toe socks, glum intimations of mortality and all that other fun fall stuff we never get to experience as citizens of the Desert Perpetual. Our decidedly Vegas consolation: seasonal cocktails. Boasting one of the valley’s most extensive martini menus, Hank’s literally has a drink for every season, and I found in The Ginger a worthy fall drinker that evokes autumnal coziness in adult fashion — think potpourri you can drink. The Stirrings Ginger Liqueur gives it a livening, tangy kick, but the fruity complement of Absolut Pear, St. Germain Liqueur and pineapple and lemon juices lend it a comforting drinkability. Crackly leaves are overrated anyway.

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