Summer Cocktails 2018: The Living Is Easy in L.A. With These Refreshing Cocktails!
Casita Del Campo:
The Pomegranate Margarita, one of Casita del Campo’s most popular fruit margaritas, is the perfect summertime sipper to enjoy on one of their colorful and lively outdoor patios. Made with tequila, pomegranate juice, triple sec and garnished with fresh pomegranate seeds, this drink will satisfy every craving for a sweet and satisfying cocktail to have in hand all summer long!
Casita del Campo is open every Sunday through Wednesday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, every Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:00 Midnight, and every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 am; 1920 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.662.4255; www.CasitadelCampo.net
Photo: Pomegranate Margarita
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Casita Del Campo
Created by Marco Carrasco
Come celebrate summer in the heart of the financial district at CHAYA Downtown with the TAKA cocktail created by Head Barman Marco Carrasco and comprised of Patron silver, Yuzu Omoi sake, grapefruit juice, lime juice, grapefruit soda and a Himalayan salt rim. This pretty pink cocktail is so light and refreshing that you will not be able to leave without having another, and then maybe even one more!
CHAYA Downtown is open for Lunch every Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. CHAYA Downtown is open for Dinner every Monday through Friday from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The CHAYA Downtown Bar is open every Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, and CHAYA Downtown offers Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm; 525 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.236.9577; www.TheCHAYA.com
Photo: TAKA Cocktail
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CHAYA Modern Izakaya:
Son of a Bee Sting
Created by Feisser Stone
Go from the beach to the CHAYA Modern Izakaya bar and enjoy Cocktail Consultant Feisser Stone’s Son of a Bee Sting cocktail prepared with gin, ginger, honey, lemon and lavender bitters. This cocktail will help you beat the heat and have you saying “Son of a bee sting, that’s good!”
CHAYA Modern Izakaya is open for Dinner every Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, and every Friday and Saturday from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm; The CHAYA Modern Izakaya Bar is open for Happy Hour every Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight; 110 Navy Street, Venice, CA 90291; 310.396.1179; www.TheCHAYA.com
Photo: Son of a Bee Sting
Photo Credit: acuna-hansen
Church & State:
Created by Willie Nedrow
Enjoy Summer in the hip Arts District of Los Angeles, home to acclaimed French bistro, Church & State, where Barman Willie Nedrow’s special Selva cocktail with a unique combination of Cachaça, Campari, pineapple and lime, served in a snifter with a beautiful flower on top, is not only Instagram worthy, but it will also get you ready to take Summer on day or night!
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Church & State is open for Lunch every Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Church & State is open for Dinner every Tuesday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, every Saturday from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm, and every Sunday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Church & State also offers Happy Hour every Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm; 1850 Industrial Street #100, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.405.1434; www.ChurchandStateBistro.com
Photo: Selva Cocktail
Photo Credit: Emi Rose Photography
Lunetta Dining & The Moon Bar:
Oaxacan Mai Tai
Created by Tommy Tommasi
The Oaxacan Mai Tai at Lunetta Dining & The Moon Bar created by Barman Tommy Tommasi will transport you to a tropical island with just one sip. Luckily, the ocean is not far from this new beautiful restaurant and bar where the food and the cocktails are top notch, so come enjoy this perfect combination of Plantation Pineapple Rum, mezcal, lime, dry curacao, orgeat and Angostura bitters while planning your next getaway, or at least day dreaming of one!
Lunetta Dining & The Moon Bar is open for Dinner every Tuesday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and every Saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm; 2420 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.581.4201; www.LunettaSM.com
Photos: Oaxacan Mai Tai
Photo Credit: acuna-hansen
Preux & Proper:
Created by Kassady Wiggins Cocktails served in pineapples are not only available on a tropical island anymore thanks to Preux & Proper’s Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins! Preux & Proper, located in the heart of LA’s Fashion District, has a great outdoor patio making you feel like you are living the chic downtown summer city life. Bring along a friend to enjoy the Treasure Island (made for two), that features Stolen Rum, orgeat, pineapple, lime, smoked Luxardo Maraschino Cherries and lemon bitters, poured into a whole, fresh pineapple for those looking to cool off the tropical way, in DTLA!
Preux & Proper is open for Dinner every Monday through Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, every Thursday from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and every Sunday from 4;00 pm to 9:00 pm. Preux & Proper also serves Brunch every Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm; 840 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.896.0090; www.PreuxandProper.com
Photos: Treasure Island
Photo Credit: Ziv Sage
Seal of Love
Created by Dana Fields
Give summer the Seal of Love while enjoying this delectable cocktail created by Dana Fields at the highly regarded Spring restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. Sit under the skylight next to the whimsical waterfall at the contemporary bar and order the Seal of Love, made with Goslings Dark Rum, passion fruit, lemon and rich cane, served up all Summer long!
Spring is open every Tuesday through Friday for Lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and for Dinner every Tuesday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and every Saturday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.Spring serves Brunch every Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Spring also offers Happy Hour every Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Saturday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm; 257 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.372.5189; www.SpringLosAngeles.com
Photos: Seal of Love Cocktail
Photo Credit: Emi Rose Photography
‘Tween Normandie & Western
Created by Pete Capella
Sit back and unwind at The FLATS in Beverly Hills this Summer with the ‘Tween Normandie & Western, a CBD cocktail created by Beverage Director Pete Capella. This special sipper combines Singani 63 Brandy, lemon, egg white, Angostura bitters and a CDB sugar elixir to create a cocktail that is as refreshing as it is soothing, which also pairs perfectly with The FLATS famous Artisanal Flatbreadscreated by Executive Chef Paul Shoemaker.
The FLATS is open every Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 12:00 Midnight, and every Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight. The FLATS offers Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Late Night Happy Hour every Monday through Sunday from 11:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight (cocktails only); 8400 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; 310.909.7549; www.TheFLATSRestaurant.com
Photos: ‘Tween Normandie & Western
Photo Credit: Courtesy of The FLATS
The Raymond 1886:
Created by Abby Peoples
The team behind 1886 at The Raymond 1886 always bring the heat every summer with their special Summer cocktail menu. This summer, their new “Wealth & Hellness” Summer Cocktail Menupays homage to great health with the Purple Gold created by Abby Peoples; this fruity, tangy cocktail made with Vida Mezcal, lemon juice, blueberry bliss syrup and orgeat, then garnished with a waffle and fresh blueberry will have you feeling better than ever.
Wax On, Wax Off
Created by Luis Nava
Wax On, Wax Off created by 1886 Barman Luis Nava shines like the sun and tastes like a hazy summer afternoon. This complex, yet crisp cocktail is made with fig-cinnamon bitters, Akashi UME, Amaro Nonino, Chikoisan Sake, Ki No Bi Gin, a Crème Yvette rinse, and is topped with a micro-flower garnish. This cocktail is something so picturesque and yet so tasty, bringing you all the wellness needed for a bright and fruitful summer!
The Raymond 1886 serves Lunch every Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and serves Dinner every Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The Raymond 1886 also serves Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. 1886 is open every Tuesday through Thursday, and Sunday, from 11:30 am to 12:00 Midnight, and every Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 am. Happy Hour is offered at 1886 every Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136;www.TheRaymond.com
Photos: Purple Gold, Wax On, Wax Off
Photo Credit: acuna hansen