West Hollywood: Drinks at Now Boarding
The latest cocktail lounge in West Hollywood, Now Boarding, just opened a mere 5 weeks ago or so. Patterned after a retro airport lounge, Now Boarding features details like peanuts for snacks, an exit with Departure Gate painted above it and most importantly, comfortable seats to have a few drinks.
And starting Wednesday, February 4, Now Boarding will be featuring live jazz and blues from 9 p.m. to Midnight on Wednesdays.
Feeling like First Class? Well, you can go wrong with a friend by your side. And by friend, I mean a shot of champagne to go with your drink. Get the Porn Star, a giggly name for sure, to start off your night. And if you don’t want to shoot champagne, it’s just fine to add a little bit into your cocktail glass as you sip on your drink.
Porn Star – Russian Standard vodka, passion fruit, lime, served with a shot of champagne
For us in boarding group B, may I suggest a little tequila? The bright and fresh D.B. Cooper might just make you want to hijack a plane. No, no, don’t do that. Have another drink.
D.B. Cooper – Olmeca Altos blanco tequila, watermelon, lime, jalepeno
So that means more tequila, right? I have to admit, I didn’t connect Guernica with the famous painting. And I suppose many don’t because the name may be changed in the future. Nonetheless, it’s a tasty drink — I do love a good drink with grapefruit and egg white.
Guernica – Milagro reposado tequila, maraschino, grapefruit, lime, egg white
Hopping over to the Emerald Isle, we spy the Foxtrot Oscar which sounds a bit sweet with white chocolate but actually isn’t. It’s quite perfect with the hint of smokey Irish whiskey. And for just an extra bit of kick, an absinthe rinse.
Foxtrot Oscar – Jameson Black Barrel Irish whiskey, white chocolate, lemon egg white, absinthe rinse
One of my favorite drinks at Now Boarding is the fruity Farewell to Legs. But not just any sort of fruit. The lovely creme de mure foam really plays well with the botanicals of the Botanist gin.
Farewell to Legs – Botanist gin, grapefruit, lime, blackberry, mint, creme de mure foam
It feels like Autumn just came and went in LA. Not to worry, get the Pompadour, a pumpkin tea infused rum and it’ll make you think it’s Fall year round.
Pompadour – pumpkin tea infused-Mt. Gay Black Barrel rum, lemon, egg white, orange, soda
Upgrade to Wheels Up, a sweetheart of a deal with peach whisky and Aperol. The sweet, slightly bitter drink makes a bright splash as a hello or goodbye. Or perhaps it’s better to say, Aloha!
Wheels Up – Birddog peach whisky, Aperol, lemon, tangerine
Nowhere to go for Valentine’s Day? Now Boarding will be doing it up with a no-cover retro 60s Mile High party. In addition drink specials, Now Boarding is playing matchmaker with a Love Connection board. Did you spot that special travel companion? Leave them a message! It’s like a Missed Connections ad in real time.
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