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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.

For 1 cocktail

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.