Craft cocktails in Grass Valley, Auburn and Truckee

Here are some of our favorite spots for martinis and craft cocktails in Grass Valley, Auburn and Truckee:

KANE’S
The martini menu with 16 choices. “The Perfect Ten Martini” is Tangueray #10 gin and dry vermouth, shaken and garnished with three olives. “Classic Cosmo-tini” is made with Ketel One Vodka, all-natural triple sec, cran- berry juice and fresh lime. Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and Bombay Sapphire gin in your Greyhound cocktail. GV. KanesRestaurant.com

MARIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
A spectacular circular bar that offers top-shelf margaritas and other cocktails. Features over 70 high-quality tequillas and fresh, frozen drinks. GV. MariasGrassValley.com

MONKEY CAT
An exotic setting, ideal for a classic martini, Manhattan or more adventurous cocktail. Cosmopolitans, Moscow Mules, Lemon Drops, Apple-tini and melon martinis in a comfortable lounge and bar. Specialty drinks include a “Monkey Tai.” Expertly shaken martinis are $6 during happy hour. Auburn. MonkeyCat.com

TOFANELLI’S
A classic Gold Rush-era bar. The best Lemon Drops in town (made with a whole lemon). Fresh-squeezed OJ in your Mimosa. Excellent Bloody Mary (with homemade mix and fresh fixings). The bar menu also includes Darjeeling Gin from California Distilled Spirits in Auburn. GV Tofanellis.com

MOODY’S BISTRO BAR & BEATS
A ‘50s style restaurant and bar located in the historic Truckee Hotel. Specialty drinks include the Sour Cherry Side Car, Jalapeño Cucumber Margarita, Wry Rye Martini and Moody’s Mule. Truckee. MoodysBistro.com

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