Farm-to-table restaurant Laurel Hardware just opened a shiny new Mexican-themed Mezcal Bar, which is nestled behind a curtain at their existing West Hollywood location. Mezcal Bar is offering seasonal Mezcal-infused craft cocktails and contemporary Mexican cuisine (think chilled lobster tostadas and tuna crudo) in a familiar cozy atmosphere with some speakeasy vibes.
Bartender Dustin Shaw shared a cocktail recipe with us for our May 2017 issue, combining a few of our favorite things: mezcal, bourbon, fernet, and Cynar (the wonderfully bitter artichoke liqueur). Try it and let us know what you think!
The Night Manager
1 oz Los Naguales reposado mezcal
1 oz Four Roses small-batch bourbon
1/2 oz Modern Times Black House cold brew coffee
1/2 oz Fernet-Branca
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz agave nectar
1/4 oz St George absinthe
3 drops Cocktailpunk Alpino bitters
sprig of fresh thyme
lemon peel, for garnish
Stir all ingredients over ice, then fine strain into a Nick & Nora glass.
-Stir over ice and fine strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Stir with a sprig of fresh thyme, then squeeze the lemon peel over the cocktail to express those lovely aromatic oils. Garnish (optionally) with burnt thyme and a lemon peel.
Mezcal Bar @ Laurel Hardware
7984 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood
Reservations: (323) 656-6070
Hours: 7 days | 6pm - 2am