Culver City: New Spring Cocktails at Corner Door


Last Night In Town

Before dinner at A-Frame, I met up with a friend at Corner Door. There one of the Minty’s 2012 Hot Bartender nominees, Beau Du Bois was manning the bar.

The cocktails list was about to change over but I got a sneak peak at the new Spring list via the drinks specials on the board. One of the new ones I tried was the Last Night In Town (Mezcal, Aperol, Maraschino, mole bitters). It was just the way I wanted to start my evening- strong and boozey. The perfectly balanced cocktail had layers of smoke, sweetness a tinge of mystery from the mole bitters.


happy hour bite: fried chicken

happy hour bite: fried chicken

I wasn’t planning on eating but I can’t resist fried chicken. One of these days I’m really going to have a full meal here.


Old Havana Mistress

Old Havana Mistress isn’t a new cocktail for Corner Door but it is new to me. I had mostly clear cocktails the last time I was in. Old Havana Mistress (aged rum, dry vermouth, dry curacao, PX sherry) was really nice. I liked the use of dry vermouth and the dry curacao to temper the sweetness of aged rum. I also really appreciated the slight tang of the sherry.



Grandma’s Pack of Cigarettes

But our favorite of the night turned out to be Grandma’s Pack of Cigarettes (rye, Punt e Mes, creme de cacao, coffee chili bitters). Beau is using the Tempus Fugit creme de cacao (I must get this stuff) which adds a nice richness to the cocktail. I know the Spring list is here but I really hope this drink makes its way back come Fall.

Fun cocktails with great names. I’ll be back soon to check out the rest of the Spring list.


The Corner Door

12477 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 — (310) 313-5810
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