People’s Cocktail Contest at Drago Centro: The Judgement

After weeks of cocktailin’, Judgement Day is almost here!

Please join me this Wednesday, June 30 at Drago Centro for a special event to try the new Summer cocktails. Normally priced at $12 a cocktail, they will be offered for only $8 a cocktail Wednesday.

I along with other judges including Caroline on Crack will be determining the People’s Cocktail which will go on the cocktail menu this summer.

·         Arancia Meccanica / Clockwork Orange – Sombra Mezcal, Red Bell Pepper, Cilantro, Agave Nectar, Fresh Lime, Smoked Salt

·         Dark Passenger – Bols Genever, Amaro Montenegro, Aperol

·         Diabolico / Diabolical – Partida Blanco Tequila, Maurin, Velvet Falernum, Fresh Lime, Hawaiian Red Sea Salt

·         Artillery of the Angels – 10 Cane Rum, Rittenhouse Rye, Merryvale Antigua, Sencha, Pineapple, Cherry, Orange

·         Il Monaco Orientale / The Eastern Monk – Rock Junmai Ginjo Saké, Green Chartreuse, Fresh Mint, Fresh Lime

·         La Sabbia Bianca / White Sand – Casa Noble Reposado Tequila, Coconut Cream, Fresh Pineapple, Fresh Lime

·         Serenity Now! – Lamill Organic Jasmine Tea Infused Hangar One Vodka, Lemon Verbena, Tangerine

·         Tutto Americano / All American – Laird’s Applejack, Angostura Bitters, Fresh Watermelon, Pickled Watermelon Rind

·         Vitamin A – Karlsson’s Vodka, St. Germain, Fresh Carrot Juice, Serrano Tincture, Fresh Ginger, Orange

·         When In London – Bombay Sapphire Gin, Pimm’s No.1, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cucumber, Raspberries

·         To Be Determined – This spot is dedicated to the winner of the ‘People’s Cocktail’

Wow, I can’t wait to try these cocktails! Il Monaco Orientale is calling my Minty name.

The finalists:


Chuck Taggart with his Bell’aspetto

Woodford bourbon, Amaro Ramazzoti, cinnamon syrup, blueberries

Fernet Branca

Ron Diggity won with his Tramontana

Aquavit, Fernet Branca, Cointreau, Angostura


Matt Robold aka Rumdood won with his Dutch Elm Disease

Genever, Scotch, bitters, simple syrup

Lemon (juice or fruit)

Jeni Afuso of Oishii Eats won with her Momo Rye Fizz

Rye,  peach, lemon juice, club soda

And if you haven’t used your Blackboard Eats code yet, it expires this night! So come on down for dinner as well after you grab a cocktail.

Wednesday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

Drago Centro

525 S Flower St
Ste 120
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-8998

Drago Centro offers complimentary parking.