Laurel Hardware's New Mezcal Bar (+ Cocktail Recipe)

 (Photo: Laurel Hardware)

(Photo: Laurel Hardware)

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

 The Night manager cocktail, mezcal bar at laurel hardware

The Night manager cocktail, mezcal bar at laurel hardware

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