Maker's Mark Manhattan, rocks, not too sweet. There are better bourbons, there are fancier drinks, but everyone has Maker's Mark, and almost everyone can make an alright Manhattan. Rusty Nails are also good, though evil. Beer: Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA is the finest beer in all the land, long as you like hops. Newcastle Brown is the best import, with apologies to Guinness, a close 2nd.