Open this June on Healdsburg’s charming town square, Duke’s Spirited Cocktails is already a drink destination for all of Wine Country, thanks to owners Laura Sanfilippo, Tara Heffernon and Steven Maduro. With sunny picture windows, a skylight and a long bar, they set a welcoming tone that makes their expertly crafted drinks taste even better.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: There are a number of standouts on the menu, many using ingredients from Heffernon’s farm, including Maduro’s award-winning Rangpur More cocktail. It’s a vibrant, garden-fresh mix of Opihr Gin, a house rangpur lime shrub, saffron bitters, pink peppercorns and house tonic.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: While there isn’t a kitchen, they serve snacks from neighbors: think rosemary mixed nuts or pickled veggies from Chalkboard chef Shane McAnelly, as well as Noble Folk ice cream sandwiches.