Drink: What's In

Old-fashioneds these days are oldfashioned. Manhattan has become a tight little island without Manhattans. So what are people downing instead? Growls Restaurateur Toots Shor: "Booze."

Increasingly, the booze is vodka, which for the past six years has shown the fastest-growing sales for liquor in the U.S. Businessmen like it in lunchtime martinis, in Bull Shots or Bloody Marys, because it leaves no after-breath. Purists are learning to drink it the way the Poles and Russians have for cen turies: straight and cold. Among artists in the Long Island Hamptons, this summer's favorite...

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