Price: $14

Ingredients: Singani, carrot, ginger, lemon and soda

Background: Nahita beverage manager Charlie Smedile describes this as a selfish cocktail. “I wanted an excuse to come to work and have a glass of carrot juice every day.” As for the booze, the Uni and Waypoint alum taps the national spirit of Bolivia, distilled from an Andean grape. Says Smedile: “It got me back into grappa, which I had been turned off of for a long time.”

Pair it with: A ceviche or tiradito—found among the Asian- and Latin American-inspired items Nahita has been serving since opening in the former Liquid Art House in September. Explains Smedile: “Carrot juice has natural residual sugar that plays really well with any of the dishes that have a high acid component.”

Second round: You’ll want to linger inside the sky-high, greenery-filled interior that’s built around a 30-seat, black marble-topped bar. Park yourself down for the Harvard Yard ($16). “This milk punch is easily my Sistine Chapel,” Smedile says of the mixture of blended rum, Honeycrisp apple, toasted pumpkin seed and a little bit of lime. “I just want to sit with it forever.”

Drinkin’ all over the world: Find hidden gems on a list of nearly 280-and-counting wines that focuses on South America while touching on all corners of the globe—including a glass of Casa Silva’s sauvignon gris ($12). “There are a couple of French producers out of the thousands out there who make a single varietal,” Smedile says. “Prior to finding this Chilean one, I didn’t know that they grew this grape anywhere else.” 


Nahita 100 Arlington St., Boston (617-457-8130)

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