Drink of the Week: Prince Albert
La Belle Vie
Earl Grey-infused gin, tonic, and a lemon
With its blue-blood sensibilities, this elegant cocktail is more likely to call to mind Queen Victoria's husband or a Saskatchewan city than any unfortunate associations with male genital piercing. La Belle Vie bartender Johnny Michaels, one of the top cocktail craftsmen in town, ingeniously infuses the gin for this drink with Earl Grey tea, such that hints of bergamot orange marry with juniper to give the drink an aroma of aristocracy that's far more sophisticated than the typical g&t. If $11 seems steep for a drink, know that Michaels pours 'em strong: If you're a buck seventy five, it'll give a good buzz; a buck and a quarter, you'd better surrender the keys.