After the disappointing and overcrowded Interpol listening party at the Natural History Museum, my dude and I went to Seven Grand to see if we could still salvage the night. And sure enough, my fave bar didn’t let me down. Not only did I get to run into some of my crackheads who were in the midst of barhopping some of my other favorite downtown bars but turns out the new and more extensive specialty cocktail list is now up and running.
Looks like the Irish coffees are gone and more juleps have appeared on the menu but then again maybe that’s just for the season. My new favorites are the Irish Antidote and the Big Mak, both so delicious and yet dangerously and misleadingly innocent-tasting in that you knock ’em back so fast cuz they’re so yummy and go down easy. And then their potency hits you. Yikes.
After the jump, the yummy additions on the new list (thanks, Damian!):
Apple Blow Fizz, $12: Lairde’s Applejack, lemon juice, simple syrup shaken with pasteurized egg white and topped with club soda
Big Mak, $10: Fresh blackberries, muddled and shaken with Maker’s Mark bourbon
Blackberry Julep, $12: Mint and blackberries muddled with Bullet bourbon over ice
Bourbon Crusta, $11: Maker’s Mark shaken with Cointreau, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice
Dr. Blinker, $10: Jim Beam shaken with raspberry and grapefruit juice
Elder Fitzgerald, $12: Old Fitzgerald bourbon and St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur
Grand Apple Cocktail, $12: Applejack, Maker’s Mark and fresh grated cinnamon
The Irish Antidote, $10: Jameson Irish whiskey on the rocks with lemon juice and honey syrup
Ramos Gin Fizz, $9: Plymouth Gin with lemon and lime juice shaken with a touch of cream and pasteurized egg white
Seven Large Julep, $18: Fresh muddled mint and Black Maple Hill bourbon served over ice and sparkling wine
Damian, my fave bartender there, said that all the bartenders have been schooled in these new cocktails so you really can’t go wrong no matter who you order from. (Although Damian is still my favorite. Heh.)
If you want more for your money and aren’t too much of a whiskey purist, I recommend getting the cocktails. My crackheads who had ordered straightup bourbon, whiskey, scotch from the long list last night weren’t too pleased with the finger of drink they got for their 16 or so bucks. But, like I said, if you want it no other way but straightup, you won’t mind the prices so much.
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Los Angeles, California 90014