3 "IT" Drinks of 2018

STORY AND PHOTOS BY: AGNES ESCOBAR

 

While we all have our go-to drinks, how about giving this year’s new top “It” drinks a try. Quench your thirst with new recipes and great twists on bar worthy drinks. From a healthy kombucha choice to a classic mezcal twist or a fresh & modern rum pick.

Night Vision:

“Don’t feel bad for that late-night cap and just spike up your daily juice.”

  • 2 oz. or 1 shot of gin
  • 1 shot of carrot juice
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1/3 shot of ginger syrup
  • Top of with fizzy Kombucha

 

Fill the mixer with ice.

Add gin, carrot juice, ginger syrup and squeeze the lemon juice.

Shake well to combine.

Top with fizzy Kombucha.

Give it one more stir.

Serve.

You can always find this drink at P.Y.T Downtown L.A, along with their garden fresh food.

 

Spicy Mezcal Mule:

“With more drinks being spruced up with the smoky flavor of Mezcal, it’s no wonder its brought a following of its own into 2018.”

  • 2 oz. or 1 shot Mezcal
  • A squeeze of lemon Juice
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Chilled Ginger Beer
  • Mint

 

Fill a copper mug with ice.

Add mezcal, lemon juice and cayenne pepper to the mug. (If you don't want spicy just skip the pepper.)

Stir well to combine.

Top with chilled ginger beer.

Give it one more stir.

Serve! 

Mutliple Mezcalera bars can create this drink, but Las Perlas and YXTA Cocina can prepare great styles of their own.

 

Prospect Park Swizzle: 

  • 2 oz.or 1 shot of Silver Rum
  • Aquavit
  • A squeeze of Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Fresh Mint
  • Grenadine or Peychaud’s bitters.

Picccc!!!

Add mint leafs to the bottom of your glass and then add crushed ice.

In the shaker add Rum, Aquavit, Lemon Juice, a pinch of sugar and shake.

Add mixture to the glass.

Stir well to combine.

Add Grenadine to the top with a spoon.

Adorn with mint leafs and sprinkle sugar on top.

& Serve!

This colorful 3 level drink is refreshing as it looks. But if you rather enjoy it at a bar, then check out BAR CLACSON in L.A.

 

Go on, stock up your bar and DIY these bad boys or check into these great places to try out these thirst quenchers this weekend.