If, after dinner, I had to choose between dessert or something like a handful of very good kettle chips, I would go with the chips Every Time. I'm just not much of a sugar person. Correspondingly, I love drinks that fit this description. I recently had a great "filthy" martini made with Absolut Peppar. Bloody Mary's in all forms are okay in my book. I also like a good, non-sweet Salty Dog made with real (white) grapefruit juice. There was a great article in the nytimes styles section about a "Belvedere Bloody Mary," combining all the flavors but none of the stomach-filling thickness of a Bloody Mary.
Suggestions for other drinks that fall into these category? I'd appreciate any recommendations for spirits, and/or drink recipes.