On the BLVD

This post is sort of a cheat. The drinks come from somebody else; it’s filled with shoutouts to clients past and present; and they were created for a bar we represent. But what’s cool about them is a) Jesse’s Damron’s a bar genius whose talents deserve to be shared with the world—he’s kind of the king of the layered cocktail and he gave me some drinks for this series that were almost too complicated to make in any quantity b) some of this stuff is REALLY good, and we wouldn’t have taken them on if we hadn’t thought so, and c) if you’re in LA April 13 I invite you to try them with me at the opening of Bar BLVD. So in those respects, I guess it’s exactly what Killer Hooch is supposed to be about and…you can try this at home!

Bar BLVD Drink Menu
Created by LA Mixologist Jesse Damron from Ocean Bar Service


Bar BVLD Opening Invite

Hollywood BLVD
Sophisticated and savvy, this cocktail combines Bacardi Razz, Koloa Hawaiian rum and coconut rum, sweet lime juice muddled with raspberries, strawberries, simple syrup and mint leaves, topped with club soda and garnished with a lime.

In shaker with no ice, muddle 3-4 raspberries, 1/2 of a strawberry, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, 8-10 mint leaves, and 1 lime wedge

Add ice to shaker then pour:
1.25 oz Koloa Hawaiian rum (www.koloarum.com)
1/2oz. Bacardi Razz
1/2oz. coconut rum (Jesse uses “Three Palms” …it’s his favorite coconut rum and is $8 a bottle)
3/4oz. Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice

Shake above ingredients and pour into a highball glass.
top with ice and club soda. Garnish with a Lime.

Sunset BLVD
Edgy and unpredictable, the Sunset Blvd pays homage to the road of rock & roll. Blends Bombay Sapphire Gin, Zen Green Tea liqueur, Triple Sec with min, simple syrup and a dash of…water. Garnished with mint sprig.

In shaker with no ice muddle 8-10 mint leaves and 1/2 oz. of simple syrup.

Add ice to shaker and pour:
1oz. Bombay Sapphire
1.5 oz. Zen Green Tea Liqueur (www.suntory.com/zen)
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
dash of water

Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with mint sprig

Wilshire BLVD
Soaring and airy, uncomplicated and refined like the soaring towers of the Wilshire corridor, Wilshire BLVD is Haamonii low-calorie shochu, Elixir G and whit cranberry juice. Garnished with lemon slices.

In a Highball glass, fill with ice and pour:
1.5 oz Haamonii Shochu (http://haamoniismooth.com)
1/2 oz Elixir G (http://elixirg.com)

Fill with white cranberry juice and garnish with lemon

Ventura BLVD
History meets contemporary in this dusky, exotic cocktail. Root liqueur, Langer’s Mongo Mango, Elixir G and Gosling’s Black Seal Rum mixed with Rose’s Cherry Grenadine and a sprig of rosemary. Very potent; keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times.

In shaker with ice pour:
1.25 oz. Root Liqueur (www.artintheage.com/spirits-aita)
3/4oz. Rose’s Cherry Grenadine
2 oz. Langer’s Mongo Mango
1/2oz. Elixir G
1/4 oz. Goslings Black Seal Rum

Shake and pour into rocks glass
Garnish with rosemary or mint sprig

La Cienega BLVD
Beware the snake: BLVD’s fresh organic margarita, the La Cienega BLVD features Tequila Tierras–the first TTB and USDA ORGANIC Tequila in the US—agave nectar and fresh lime juice.

Fresh Organic Margarita

In Shaker with ice pour:
1.5 oz. Tierras Tequila (http://www.tierrastequila.com)
1 oz. Agave nectar
Squeeze 1 fresh lime

Shake and pour into rocks glass
Garnish with lime

Robertson BLVD
Like the famed shopping district, the Robertson BLVD is a playful, inviting confection featuring Blue Angel Vodka, Martini Gold Pomegranate mixer and martini Gold Chocolate mixer garnished with fresh crushed cherries.

In shaker with ice pour:

1.5 oz. Blue Angel Vodka (www.blueangelvodka.com)

2 oz. Martini Gold Pomegranate mixer (www.mymartinigold.com)
1/2 oz. Martini Gold Chocolate mixer

Shake and strain into martini glass
Garnish with fresh cherry

Want to try them with us?  Mention Killer Hooch in your RSVP and come see us next week to try these cocktails for yourself!


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