Best Of 2011

BEST LOCALLY INSPIRED COCKTAIL: Homage to 7th Avenue at Ciro’s Speakeasy & Supper Club

Its name is a nod to the once-again-bustling brick street that runs through the heart of Tampa’s historic district, where a century ago cigars put this city on the map. Appropriately, this cocktail’s distinctive flavor — dry, spicy notes of rye whiskey balanced perfectly with sweet, smoky cigar-infused simple syrup — turns out to be every bit as rich as Ybor City’s heritage. Drink ’em if you got ’em. 2109 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, 813-251-0022.