5 to Try: Classic Cocktails

Forget the low-carb beer and go retro instead. From a classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best 1950s-era cocktails in Sacramento.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to Try

Virgin Sturgeon Rstrnt-Marina

1577 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833

Spice up your Sunday brunch with a distinctly non-virginal bloody mary on this floating barge on the Sacramento River.

Riverside Clubhouse

2633 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818

The sweet-and-sour sidecar is a choice thirst quencher at this trendy restaurant and bar.

Esquire Grill

1213 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Transport yourself back to the Rat Pack days with a smooth vodka martini at this classy steakhouse.

Blue Cue

1004 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Your pool game may suffer after drinking a stiff Harvey Wallbanger, which can be dangerously light on orange juice.