New Summer Drinks at Roger Room

Almost True

Almost True

 

Welcome to summer! Roger Room launched a new summer drinks menu earlier this summer. And the most quaffable tipple has to be the Almost True. It’s a long drink on crushed ice. If you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself ordering a couple of those and wishing for a cabana next to an inviting pool because that’s what drinking the Almost True is like.

Almost True – 50 Bleu vodka, Mandarine Napoleon liqueur, Luxardo maraschino, orange juice, Mixwell Mojave grapefruit soda, cayenne, Peychaud’s bitters

Alphabet Street

Alphabet Street

 

I found  myself mulling over the Alphabet Street. It’s just as refreshing but has a few levels of flavor you want to delve into. The tequila and the Creme Yvette worked well together and I loved the fresh huckleberries.

Alphabet Street – Altos reposado tequila, Creme Yvette, huckleberries, lemon

 

Le Croupier

Le Croupier

While there’s not a whiskey drink on the summer menu, brown spirits fans can enjoy Le Croupier. Figs and cognac go really well together and I liked the zingy ginger as well.

Le Croupier – Remy VSOP cognac, fig, ginger, lemon

Paradise Lost, The Mainstay

Paradise Lost, The Mainstay

 

The last two drinks we tried were the Paradise Lost and The Mainstay. Paradise Lost is mezcal based using El Silencio Espadin. Although it has a heavy hitter amaro (Cynar) in it, the pineapple juice gives it a juicy spin that’s perfect for the 90+ degree weather we’re having.

The Mainstay is named after one of the categories Roger Room was nominated for in the recent Time Out Bar Awards. I recently participated in the awards as a judge and was happy to see a bar so deserving of a nomination. The drink is quite interesting using both rum and aquavit. The summery take on this one is the Asian pear.

Catch them all before summer ends.

Paradise Lost – El Silencio espadin mezcal, Cynar, pineapple, agave

The Mainstay – Starr African rum, Venus aquavit, Asian pear, lime, Hella Smoked bitters

 

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370 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048  —  (310) 854-1300
 
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