Why It's a Standout: Opened by Rasmus Lomborg and Adeline Shepherd in 2007, Ruby is a pioneer in Copenhagen's cocktail scene, which has since exploded. Tucked into a stylish but difficult-to-find 18th-century townhouse, with its plush patterned area rugs and cozy leather Chesterfield sofas, Ruby's menu of seasonal cocktails are some of the city's most creative using grilled fruits, high-end artisan liqueur, homemade mixers, and secret vodkas. Its basement-level bar is focused on lesser-known classics sourced from well-worn literature.
The Drink to Order: The Rapscallion is an oft-ordered take on the Manhattan, which was recently included in legendary NYC bar PDT's Cocktail Book. Talisker Scotch, Pedro Ximinez sherry, and a bit of pastis combine on a smooth and complex drink.