In 2017, local retirees Terry Ditzler and Garry Bertrand found out there are over 100 bars in Lancaster County as they made their quest to visit each and every one in the county.
Our friends at LancasterOnline asked readers their favorite place to get a cocktail in Lancaster County.
Here are their top picks:
Horse Inn received the most nominations of the bunch. Artisanal ingredients are no stranger to Horse Inn's cocktail menu: grapefruit bitters, lime acid blends and meringue are just some of the options for cocktail mixers.
More information: 450 E Fulton St., Lancaster | 717-392-5528 | Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday to Saturday: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Website
The Log Cabin Restaurant
The Log Cabin Restaurant features several cocktails in three different categories: prohibition cocktails, bright & fresh, and crafted cocktails. Some of the non-traditional ingredients used in the restaurant's drinks are blueberry puree, earl grey tea and smoked maple syrup.
The restaurant was also nominated as one of the best places to celebrate date night.
More information: 11 Lehoy Forest Drive, Leola | 717-626-9999 | Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Website
The Exchange recently opened in Lancaster city in the Lancaster Marriott hotel. Some of its options include the "Matcha Maker" which comes with vodka, matcha tea syrup, watermelon and lime, and the "Midnight Rider" that comes with bourbon, vermouth, blackberry/mint syrup and egg whites.
More information: 25 S. Queen Street, Lancaster | 717-207-4096 | Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 12 to 10 p.m. | Website
The Pressroom is nestled right in the heart of downtown, and is complete with a park bar amid a waterfall scene. Some of non-traditional ingredients offered are chamomile & rose infused honey, grated nutmeg and lemongrass-ginger syrup.
More information: 26-28 W. King Street, Lancaster | 717-399-5400 | Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Website
Amorette prides itself in having a French-American fine dining experience right in downtown Lancaster. Some of its drinks include "A Beet in Thyme" which has Death's Door gin, beet, thyme, lemon and tonic, as well as a "Pumpkin Pisco Sour" that has Pisco, pumpkin chai tea, pressed orange juice and egg whites.
More information: 401 N. Prince Street, Lancaster | 717-947-7710 | Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday to Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Website
Luca is known for many things, including its pizzas and pastas — the business even scored a spot on our reader's pick lists for best pizza and best outdoor eateries. Luca offers several modern and traditional cocktails, ranging from the Serafini to the Negroni.
More information: 436 W James Street #101, Lancaster | 717-553-5770 | Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. | Website
If that list isn't enough to wet your whistle, check out the rest of the nominees here.