Cocktails and Food Collide in High-Spirited Snacks

Scott Reitz

Picture a single column of light cast down on a dimly lit bar top. A rocks glass filled with amber liquid glistens. Next to it, a small dish of spiced snack mix beckons. Most places offer something to nosh while customers imbibe, and a similar picture could be taken at just about any cocktail bar in the country. It’s as welcoming as it is familiar.

With so much alcohol and food sloshing around in...