The apex of the craft cocktail game lives in a windowless basement in the North Loop. While others work to reshape their orange peels for another Old Fashioned, the people behind the bar at Marvel Bar are reconsidering what goes inside the glass from a philosophical perspective. Whether watering down our booze or swirling in a little salt solution, these bartenders consistently work outside the mainstream to push that drink-mixing bar ever higher. With each iteration of their menu, we discover a new drink or technique we didn't realize we couldn't live without. Salty water and Scotch in a wine glass? Sure, why not! $200 punch? Sock it to me. These drinks twist expectations, inform the palate, and capture the imagination.