Cocktails & Spirits

Bartender Q&A: Kimberly Hilton of Red, the Steakhouse on Cognac and her Manhattan-Making Grandmother

Some personal traits can be attributed to external influences -- others are passed down through the family.

When it comes to tending bar, some barkeeps find out for themselves they love mixing drinks, others pick it up from elder generations.

Kimberly Hilton of Red, the Steakhouse falls into the latter category; the New York-native learned how to make Manhattans from the best of them, her grandmother.

We chatted about her inherited skill-set, her favorite afterwork drink (hint: it's Cognac), and which drinks she hates to make.

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