Every Wednesday evening in the quaint neighborhood of Bellevue, Kentucky, visitors flock to the new Elusive Cow restaurant to sample some of Greater Cincinnati's finest spirits. A secret from the lips of several generations, resident bartender Howard McEwen concocts his signature cocktails from the recipes of times past.

Patrons may recognize the name of beverages from their grandparents' stories or from an episode of Mad Men: The Sidecar, The Stinger, Manhattan, Sloe Gin Fizz, or Bloody Maria. In short, the cocktails are what folks should enjoy sipping on a night out, not flavored vodka mixers.

The Bee's Knees

Each week, McEwen whips up a new, old-fashioned cocktail for all to enjoy. Accompanied by the distinguished hardwood decor of The Elusive Cow with their menu of organic, locally sourced cuisine, Bellevue has become a must for a midweek mingle.

Bison burger with Gouda, caramelized onions, mushrooms, avocado, and 'fixins.
Spaghetti Squash with roasted red pepper sauce with a side of seasoned kale.
Cod Sandwich with 'fixins with a side of green beans and a Bloody Maria.
McEwen's creations have garnered him a nickname as the male "Molly Wellmann of the South." If you're a fan of Japp's spirits, The Elusive Cow should be high on your list for a visit.