As it is St Patrick’s day today (and Purim on Saturday), we’ve asked some of our favorite mixologists to share some exciting cocktails, to give us a reprieve on green beer and shots, respectively.
The Patterson House
1711 Division St.
The Patterson House was one of my favorite spots in Nashville, with its pre-prohibition themed dark woodsy interiors, extremely long bar, and old-fashioned cocktails crafted by James Hensley. Here is his very own version of an antiquated favorite.
Carlos Place, Mayfair
London W1K 2AL
+44 (0)20 7499 7070
The Connaught Bar is of my favorite bars in London, though not only for its extremely elegant interiors designed by David Collins. Their mixologist, Italian Agostino Perrone, is famous for revamping the bar’s cocktails, and making this one of the best spots in London for an impressively well crafted drink.
300 Spear St.
San Francisco, CA
Prospect was one of San Francisco’s biggest openings. Brooke Arthur, their bar manager, has created a pretty spectacular list of cocktails to give the menu a kick. She has shared her own Polish version of the classic Moscow Mule as a festive twist on the original.
4 Bleecker St.
New York, NY
In true prohibition style, Madam Geneva is located through a secret door in the back of Double Crown. Named for the spirit, gin, of which they boast New York’s largest selection, they have given us the recipe for one of their greatest hits since opening.
66-70 Brewer St.
London, W1F 9UP
+ 44 020 7292 3518
Mark’s is part of Mark Hix’s empire of jovial british haunts. The bar serves Hix’s contemporary twists on British bar snacks and famed mixologist Nick Strangeway’s program of old-school cocktails. Among many other successes, Nick is known for his punch recipes.
Russian Standard’s Elderflower Fizz
Our friends at Russian Standard sent us over a vodka-based cocktail recipe. Russian Standard vodka, or as they say, “vodka as it should be,” is harvested, crafted, and produced in Russia.
The Spare Room
Mezzanine Level at the Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
The Spare Room is Hollywood’s newest addition to the bar scene. The parlor style bar inspired by old Hollywood features two refurbished bowling lanes and backgammon, along with old-timey drinks, like their Kentucky Glove Box, which is just in time for this year’s horse races.