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The best vodka drink in the city is pale-pink, fragrant and unabashedly feminine. The Bristol's complex Asian Pear martini starts with a floral nose that camouflages a welcome, boozy punch. Using Square One organic rye vodka, pear sake, jasmine flavoring and fresh-squeezed lemon, the mixologists here have dreamed up a perfumey cocktail that leads with a ginger flavor before showing its grown-up-and-sexy bite. And we love the surprise at the bottom: an edible hibiscus flower, thick and chewy and blood-red. It's like eating the heart out of your martini, in the classiest possible way.