Like a White Russian that is feeling a touch of the Irish and ready for the holiday festivities to begin.
The Irish Meow
Eric Alperin built and co-owns this cocktail lounge in downtown LA, which is hidden inside of Cole’s restaurant (it’s through a secret door at the back). The vibe here is intimate and the drinks are crafted by expert bartenders including Eric himself. Order a sandwich to go at the restaurant and then make your way into the bar.
dash Aztec Chocolate Bitters
¼ ounce Licor 43
¼ ounce Zerbenz Pine Liqueur or a high quality coffee liquer
½ ounce Dolan Blanc Vermouth
2 ounces Powers Irish Whiskey
a spoonful of whipped cream
a few gratings of high quality dark chocolate
Stir everything but the cream and chocolate together with a few ice cubes and then strain into a chilled coupe glass. Gently spoon on the whipped cream and garnish the chocolate.