So I was just thinking about where I would go if my hub offered to take me out for a cocktail somewhere nearby and I immediately thought of Piedmont in Durham, which makes my favorite cocktail these days: prosecco cocktail. They put a few drops of homemade bitters on a sugar cube and pour bubbly on it. The nature of the cocktail changes as you sip it - I love it. The other cocktail which wowed me in the past few months is the Cuban (?) Dark and Stormy at Revolution. This is one bold cocktail - a total party in your mouth. Spiced rum with ginger beer. The first time I had it the bartender used the dregs of the spiced rum, which they had kicked up with their own spices including chile and it took spicy to a whole nutha level. I'd love to hear from other Triangle chowhounds about their favorite local cocktails.