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Cocktails & Spirits

Cocktail Los Angeles

The Raymond 1886 Plagues of Egypt (Drink of the Week)

In the Book of Exodus, God unleashes 10 Plagues of Egypt, including fiery hail and frogs, compelling the Pharaoh to free enslaved Israelites. This isn’t typical cocktail fodder, but bartenders Jesse Gomez and Adam...
Cocktail Los Angeles

Rossoblu Brodo Mary (Drink of the Week)

Sotto has been one of my favorite Italian restaurants since opening in Beverlywood to start 2001. Rossoblu is the grand Bologna-style follow-up from chef Steve Samson and wife Dina at City Market South in...
Cocktail Los Angeles

The Slipper Clutch Bourbon + Root Beer (Drink of the Week)

Punk rock and highballs have the power to unite talented people. 213 Hospitality teamed with The Varnish co-founder Eric Alperin and veteran New York bartender Richard Boccato on The Slipper Clutch behind Bar Clacson...
Bloody Mary Los Angeles

Esters Wine Shop & Bar Bloody Mary (Drink of the Week)

It wouldn’t be a “Boozy Brunch” without booze. Esters Wine Shop & Bar, the destination Santa Monica establishment from Kathryn Weil-Coker, husband Tug, and the Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants, recently rolled out weekend...
Cocktail Los Angeles

SOCA Gin & Tonic No. 2 (Drink of the Week)

Any neighborhood of note needs a catchy nickname. I’ve floated ShOaks by a few people when referencing Sherman Oaks, but it probably won’t stick. Conversely, chef Aaron Robins and his GM/partner Rory Snipes, two...
Cocktails Los Angeles

The Ponte Negroni Flight (Drink of the Week)

Terrine and Scarpetta both closed in surprising fashion in 2016. Important pieces from both L.A. restaurants remain at The Ponte, an Italian restaurant in Terrine’s shell. Key players include Scarpetta co-founder Scott Conant, Terrine’s...