Little Rock bartenders keep their personal drink recipes above the bar.

1. “The Debutante”

Capital Bar & Grill

It might be the St. Germain elderflower liqueur and the fresh grapefruit and lime juices, or the pretty basil and flower garnish that keep patrons coming back for more, but whatever it is, “The Debutante” is this popular bar's best-selling cocktail. | (Downtown)


2. “Jessica Rabbit”

The Fold

Pretty in pink but packs a punch, this local favorite is made with house-infused blueberry tequila, Domaine De Canton, grapefruit juice and ginger beer. Pairs well with The Fold’s menu, recently made famous on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.” | | (Riverdale)


3. “Grey-eyed Goddess”

Atlas Bar

Created by Samira Morshedi for the new Atlas Bar in SoMa, this cocktail is full of flair with Earl Grey-infused Rocktown Distillery Vodka, Fair Kumquat Liqueur, Buckspice Ginger, lemon and Arkansas honey. You'll want to linger in this bar known for its cool atmosphere. | | (SoMa)


4. “The Local Lime Margarita”

Local Lime

This locally famous margarita is the king cocktail at Local Lime, a West Little Rock hot spot. Pair this frozen (or rocks) margarita—made with just-squeezed-by-hand lime juice and house-made simple syrup—with a side of queso blanco. | | (West Little Rock)


5. “Velvet Orange”

Big Orange

This creamy, frozen creation is made with Rock Town Distillery Vodka, orange Giffard Liqueur, fresh-squeezed orange and lemon juices, house-made orange bitters, Aperol, Maison Ferrand Curaçao and simple syrup (and it’s only $5 during happy hour!). | | (Hillcrest/Midtown)


Want to see more after-hours offerings? Check out the Little Rock Guest Guide Nightlife section.