It seems every bar is a “craft cocktail” bar these days, showcasing “artisanal” this and “hand-crafted” that. While we can agree that the definition of a craft cocktail is flexible to an extent, branding yourself as a craft cocktail bar gives you license to be pricy. Like, upwards of $10 a drink pricy. We have no problem shelling out big bucks for good stuff, but if you’re going to be plonking down that much dough, shouldn’t you be certain that what you’re drinking is the real deal? Moreover, with so many excellent craft cocktail bars all over America, you shouldn’t waste your precious drinking time on places that miss the mark. Here’s how to tell if that “craft cocktail bar” is actually an entirely different animal.