Long before Senator Flint tried to turn the area into a resort destination for wealthy Easterners, the Foothills of La Canada were a popular camping retreat for neighboring Pasadena hunters and fisherman.  The Switzer Camp was probably the most famous of the men’s hunting lodges that once spotted the hills of Angeles National Forest.

The Switzer Campfire evokes La Canada’s early days around the campfires of one of the areas popular hunting lodges with smokey Mezcal enhanced with the berries and sage that grow wild in the area.


Mark Grubb – Flintridge Proper


  • 4 slices of strawberry
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. agave syrup (1:3 Water & Agave Nectar)


  • 1/2 oz. Velvet Felernum*
  • 1 1/2 oz. (Vida) Mezcal

Shake briefly but violently then strain into camping mug over big ice cubes.  Garnish with sage leaf.

*Velvet Falernum is a Caribbean Clove Liquor