New Cocktails for the Minty at Seven Grand & Cole’s

The Duck Hunter from Seven Grand


Seven Grand launched a new cocktail list a couple of months ago and I tried a couple then. Recently I found myself back for a going-away party and got to the bar early. I got the Duck Hunter to start and then later had the Dagny Taggert when the party was under way.

Dagny Taggert from Seven Grand


Duck Hunter – Limited edition Seven Grand Eagle Rare 10-year-0ld bourbon, Carpano Antica, Amaro Lucano

Dagny Taggart– Glenlivet, Aperol, Torrani liqueurs

I liked both but my inclination would be towards the Duck Hunter as I prefer up cocktails. Although I do think the round ball of ice in the Dagny Taggart is super awesome.

I’ll have to gather up a bunch of folks for punch next time. The Kentucky River Fish Kill Punch (Wild Turkey 101, Aperol, grapefruit, nutmeg, Prosecco) looks great.

Seven Grand

515 W 7th St., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014 – (213) 614-0737

Bloom County from Cole's

Before my birthday party, we stopped in for my favorite bourbon pecan pie at Cole’s and I had a cocktail from their specials board. I tried the Bloom County (Bonded Old Grandad, Licor 43, sweet vermouth, Peychaud’s). I was debating the Old Devil (Appleton Estate 12 Year rum, Smith & Cross rum, Sailor Jerry rum, Angostura, Bittermen’s Tiki bitters, brown sugar) which sounded like a rum lover’s dream.

The last time I was in Cole’s, I had A Red Car Named Desire (rye, Cynar, Luxardo, Maurin liqueur) during the punch crawl which I was thinking about again but we had to jam. Next time!

I have to say I love the lighting at 213 Nightlight bars. The cocktails look fantastic.


Cole’s Red Car Bar

118 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2006 – (213) 622-4090