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7 Cocktails to Try in LA Right Now

By Jessica Estrada | August 23, 2018 | Food & Drink

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice cold cocktail. Lucky for us, Los Angeles has no shortage of them. Here are seven cocktails being served up at some of LA’s hottest spots.

Le Petit Paris’ Peach Basil Daiquiri


French dining spot Le Petit Paris is serving up a refreshing summer cocktail called the Peach Basil Daiquiri that can’t be missed. It mixes together rum, peach, fresh basil, and fresh lime juice. 418 S. Spring St., 213-217-4455

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse Paloma


At Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse you can pair your mouthwatering USDA prime steak with the restaurant’s Paloma cocktail. The Instagram-worthy drink brings together Tequila Ocho Blanco, lime, and grapefruit soda. 330 S. Hope St., 213-680-0330

Officine BRERA’s The Crossing


Headed to the Arts District? Make it a point to stop by Northern Italian restaurant Officine BRERA to enjoy The Crossing cocktail. The flavorful libation features pineapple, lemon, orange, and a spicy cardamom kick. But, what makes it really special is its use of Gustoso Charanda, a spirit made from sugar cane juice from Michoacan, Mexico, and Vallet Angostura made from actual Angostura bark. 1331 E. 6th St., 213-553-8006

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles’ Lime in the Coconut


The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles’ Lime in the Coconut cocktail will makes you feel like you’re on a beachy, tropical vacay on the other side of the world—minus the air travel. Served up atop the 26th floor rooftop pool, the cocktail features pineapple juice, fresh limes, and comes served in an actual coconut. 1331 E. 6th St., 213-553-8006

The Buffalo Club’s Oaxacan Punch


This summer cool down on a hot (read: scorching) summer day with the Oaxacan Punch served at Santa Monica fine dining restaurant The Buffalo Club. A fun mix of of Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, aperol, fresh watermelon juice, lime juice, and chipotle syrup, this drink will make you want to come back for more. 1520 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-450-8600

Ocean Prime’s Berries and Bubbles


After a long day at work, head to Ocean Prime in Beverly Hills to unwind and cool down with the Berries and Bubbles cocktail made with Belvedere Citrus Vodka, marinated blackberries, housemade sour, and Domaine Chandon Brut. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-859-4818

Birds & Bees’ Sofia Loren


Underground lounge Birds & Bees has a new fruity Sofia Loren cocktail that serves as the perfect treat during summertime. Look forward to a mix of mezcal, aperol, lemon, basil oil, grapefruit, and peach liqueur. 207 S. Broadway, 213-537-0510

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