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

Farm-to-table restaurant Laurel Hardware just opened a shiny new Mexican-themed Mezcal Bar, which is nestled behind a curtain…

(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

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


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