West Hollywood: New Cocktails at the Hudson and Throw Back Thursdays Mac & Cheese Nights

Hit and Run

Hit and Run

I recently checked out the new cocktails at The Hudson. The summer cocktails have great names like Giant Steps (Akvinta vodka, lemon, strawberry, agave, basil, Prosecco) and the eponymous The Huddy (Nolet’s gin, basil, lime, cucumber).

I started with the Hit and Run, a spicy tequila cocktail that announces who’s in charge of the party. There’s no way you NOT have fun with tequila around.

Hit and Run – Serrano infused Milagro silver tequila, passion fruit, lime, agave

One Way Out


For those who love brown, bitter and stirred, One Way Out is the only way to go. This drink won’t lead you astray with touch of Nonino. It may be summer but it’s perfect for those cool LA evenings.

One Way Out – George Dickle rye, Carpano Antica vermouth, Amaro Nonino, rhubarb bitters

9th Wonder

For a twist on an old fashioned, try the 9th Wonder. Tequila leads the party again in this drink with Solerno.

9th Wonder – Correlejo reposado tequila, Solerno liqueur, Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters


But for those who like clear spirits, Fountainhead is a winner in the refreshing category. The lavender-infused honey made me think garden parties and patios. It almost feels outdoorsy at the Hudson with the trees growing through the restaurant.

Fountainhead – Amethyst gin, lemon, lavender-infused honey

The Hudson has kicked off its Throw Back Thursdays Mac and Cheese Nights. Going all the way back to 1369, everyone’s fave comfort dish, mac and cheese has been showing up on dinner tables for centuries. Every Thursday, the Hudson will offer 3 different mac and cheese dishes. My picks would be anything with all veggies but I could be convinced to try the short rib. I just had a fantastic steak sandwich at the Hudson and they know their way around a side of beef!

Here’s a list of the upcoming selections.

Thursday August 1
·      crispy pancetta, gorgonzola, roasted tomato
·      charred broccolini, white cheddar, crushed red pepper
·      wild mushroom, feta, toasted pine nuts

Thursday, August 8
·      Italian sausage, smoked mozzarella, roasted red pepper
·      spring peas, asparagus, parmesan
·      grilled chicken, pepper jack, charred chipotle

Thursday, August 15
·      artichoke, blistered grape tomatoes, basil, parmesan cream
·      spicy chorizo, manchego, charred green chile
·      charred broccolini, white cheddar, crushed red pepper

Thursday, August 22
·      blackened chicken, gorgonzola, grilled red onion
·      wild mushroom, feta, toasted pine nuts
·      bacon, Brussels sprouts, caramelized shallots

Thursday, August 29
·      braised short rib, smoked jalapeño, grilled shallots
·      crispy pancetta, gorgonzola, roasted tomato
·      grilled corn, braised leeks, jalapeño


Mac and cheese Thursdays at the Hudson sounds like a game plan.

The Hudson

1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046  —  (323) 654-6686
© The Minty  2013