Not a wine *or* a beer person? First, I'm not entirely sure we can be friends. But if it's cocktails you want, Charlottesville is starting to get with the times. In spite of some very antiquated ABC laws, craft distilleries are starting to pop up around the area, including Vitae Spirits, just a few minutes from downtown.
Their take on the daiquiri adds a little hint of vanilla to the classic rum and lime.
Got a sweet tooth? The gin-based 24 Carrot is basically like drinking carrot cake.
But by far my favorite cocktail on the menu was a customer's invention during the bar's cocktail competition. The Figwit combines golden rum with a spiced fig simple syrup and a little fresh lemon juice for the equivalent of fall in a glass.
Which drink would you try first?