Drink of the Week: Bett's You'll Like It

When hanging out at Lucia's Wine Bar in Uptown, you're probably not scoping out the cocktail list. The place has "wine bar" in the name, after all.

But don't let that deter you; the cocktail list may be smaller and less diverse than the wine list, but that doesn't mean they don't pour a killer concoction. My favorite has always been the Bett's You'll Like It.

The drink itself is no where near as frou-frou as the name suggests; its ingredients feature Crown Royal, iced tea, and a splash of ginger ale over ice. This is a no-nonsense beverage. Unlike many drinks working the Twin Cities bar scene, Bett's isn't overwhelmed by its non-alcoholic components. Rather, it harkens back to cocktails of the 50s and 60s, which sought to enhance the alcohol in a beverage rather than mask it or make you think it's not there. This is a drink with an old-fashioned glamor that will never be matched by a chocolatini.