Liquor Cabinet: Barley Vine, Bristol

They're not shaking up your average cocktails at Barley Vine in Bristol. Have you ever had a cocktail made with shrub? It's not what you think. Behind the bar you'll find Khalid Williams using fresh, local ingredients and gathering inspiration from some of the most creative bartenders around to create flavorful drinks that you won't forget. Now in the biz for 12 years, his name is at the tip of people's tongues when it comes to the craft cocktail scene in Connecticut. The descriptions of each of these cocktail's he's created for their menu are in his own words. Watch Khalid make a cocktail

Barley Vine, 182 Main St, Bristol, is open Tuesday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 1 to 10 p.m. Information: 860-589-0239 and Editors Note: This description has been edited to update the restaurant's hours.

Sara Grant
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