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 Kansas City.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to Try


Kelso's Northtown

300 Armour Rd, Kansas City, MO 64116

With 100 different martinis, the classic recipe is perfection.


La Bodega

703 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

The Sangria Rojo combines a "top secret" mix of red wine, brandy, orange liquor and assorted fruit juices.


Mi Cocina

614 W 48TH St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Great place for the Cuban classic drink--the mojito.


Canyon Cafe

4626 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Enjoy a classic hand-shaken margarita over a Mexican meal.