Dealers Choice Menus Turn Mixologists into Cocktail Improv Artists

Liz Grossman

The rules of improv comedy are set in stone: Say “yes, and,” don’t ask questions and never say “no.” It’s the only way to create a scene the audience didn’t even know it wanted. The same rules apply behind the bar, especially when it's a watering hole without a menu, or with improvised cocktails whipped up on the fly.

“Every drink becomes a conversation,” says John Dye, owner of Bryant’s Cocktail...