Mixology 101 from three South Park beverage experts
#SouthParkStories: Beat the Late Summer Heat
Contributed by Lynda Martin-Lawley
Fall is right around the corner, but the warm weather isn't over yet. Take a cue from three of South Park's finest, and try out these refreshing cocktail recipes.

Barcito is a true South Park neighborhood bar and café. Its focus on the community shows within the four walls and beyond. On Barcito's summer menu, you'll find the Federal Fizz . This cocktail was inspired by Barcito Owner and General Manager Andrea Borgen's recent trip to Distrito Federal, where it's customary to drink mezcal with chile-spiced orange slices.
Borgen at Barcito, and the Federal Fizz
Ingredients:

1 oz orange juice
1 oz lime juice
1/2 oz agave
1 1/2 oz mezcal
1 egg white

Dry shake (no ice) for about 15 seconds, add ice, and hard shake until cold. Fine strain into a collins glass, top with ice, and add a splash of club soda. Garnish with a tajin-dusted orange wheel. 

Insider tip... Barcito has 
eliminated tipping to more equitably compensate staff and, after recently broadening service to weekday lunch hours, breakfast is now served!
The Mixing Room, located off the lobby of the beautiful JW Marriott LA Live hotel, is the perfect place to people watch before a game or concert. Overlooking Microsoft Square, the bar's patio is home to delicious street food-inspired pop ups on select game nights. The Bourbon Street is a refreshing summer cocktail from Beverage Director Matt Matsuno.
A bartender during The Mixing Room's annual competition, and the Bourbon Street
Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Bulleit bourbon
1 oz peach puree
1 oz simple syrup
Champagne
Mint

Combine bourbon, peach puree, simple syrup, and 3 pieces of mint in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a wine glass with ice, top with champagne, and garnish with mint.

Insider tip... in December the popular Liquid Intelligence program resumes. Enjoy as experts guide you through a complementary signature tasting and hands-on experience learning to create specialty cocktails.
PRANK's carefully curated cocktails reflect Co-Owner Dave Whitton's 20 years in the restaurant business, working for iconic DTLA places such as The Golden Gopher and Seven Grand. They use organic ingredients in their food and libations, such as this refreshing summer cocktail, the Pabellon Ocho.
Whitton at PRANK, and the Pabellon Ocho
Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz reposado
1/2 oz mezcal union
3/4 oz house pomegranate grenadine
3/4 oz fresh lemon
1/2 oz aquafaba
2 dashes of orange bitters
Orange oils garnish

Combine reposado, mezcal, grenadine, lemon, aquafaba, and orange bitters. Shake with ice, then strain into a glass. Garnish with orange oils.

Insider tip... PRANK has secret areas! An existing karaoke phone booth, and coming soon, an elevator photo booth, perfect for event photos!
Special thanks to Lynda Martin-Lawley! Lynda  is a leadership consultant with a passion for Downtown. She specializes in guidance for entrepreneurial start-ups and companies growing to the next level. For a complimentary consultation, contact her at (800) 614-4509. 

If you'd like to contribute a South Park Story, please contact wallis@southpark.la.
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