THE LONDON BOW TIE
John Peet / The Flintridge Proper
John’s contribution to our spring cocktail menu is one of the most interesting cocktails we’ve had in years – both in taste and presentation.
With your first sip, the orgeat and bourbon provide a tiki vibe evoking warm, lazy sunsets in the tropics. But as you move through the cocktail, the bitter notes of the Italian Digestif, Amaro, hiding at the bottom, slowly make themselves known – transforming the drink into something more interesting and complex with each subsequent sip. Read More …
THE FELONIOUS MONK
Tobais Jelinek /The Flintridge Proper
Tobias pays tribute to spring in Flintridge with a symphony of greens – both Green Chartreuse and The Green Fairy, Absinthe – in this easy drinking vodka cocktail certain to please nearly every taste.
Starting with citrus vodka, he adds Green Chartreuse the beguiling bright green liquour that has been made by Carthusian Monks from a secret recipe of more than 130 different herbs, plants and flowers since the early 1600s. He then balances it with fresh lemon, local honey and a spray of the Green Fairy, Absinthe, for additional complexity on the nose.
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THE SECRET GARDEN
Kristin Mercer / The Flintridge Proper
Kristin celebrates spring in the foothills with this gorgeous and delicious homage to the beautiful rose gardens at nearby Descanso Gardens. This nearly perfectly balanced gin libation plays the bitter orange and rhubarb notes of the bright orange apertif, Aperol, against the sweet floral notes of our housemade elderflower syrup and a dash of peach bitters for a bright, fruity cocktail that’s not too sweet to enjoy several…
Angel Meza / The Flintridge Proper
Angel pays tribute to his Latin heritage with this riff on the traditional shandy (drinks mixed with beer). Here he uses both tequila and smoky mezcal, then adds lime, muddle strawberry and habanero pepper for a tipple that is both complex and refreshing. Read More …