I finally made it to Terrine the other day to try their new line-up of summer cocktails. I would have made it the week prior for Bastille Day, but my computer shut down while making a reservation on OpenTable and the rest was history. It was an opportunity lost, but luckily, I returned with a strengthened interest in the Beverly Boulevard located restaurant. I had also just returned from a summer trip to Paris, France, so the whole excursion seemed sort of destined to me.
When I think of French food, I usually envision a Croque Monsieur or Madame, escargot, buttery goodness and definitely wine. French craft cocktails, however, seemed like a foreign concept to me.
The cocktail program at Terrine is lead by Ryan Wainright (just returned from TOTC), who’s lastest cocktail menu at Terrine takes a simple approach to seasonality and focuses on summer drinks, with the addition of some classic cocktails and a few new ones of his own. He, and fellow cocktail collaborator, Troy Burgos, take pride in creating a libation gallery filled with housemade syrups, brandies and other ingredients.
Blackberry Fizz - You’re still sticking to the lighter side of drinks with this one, but the blackberry, unfiltered Belvedere vodka, Mandarine Napolean (10-year Aged Cognac), lemon and soda make the Blackberry Fizz a beautiful combination of flavors.
Kentucky Spirit - This one was my favorite. Eagle Rare Bourbon, lime, housemade crème de menthe and ginger blend together perfectly to create a refreshing, bright and slighty creamy sip.
The Bell Garden - Tapatio Tequila, grapefruit, lime and Cocchi Americano – for those of you that like it on the citrusy side.
Dunderado – A unique marriage of Tanqueray Old Tom, Carpano, Cocchi Vermouth and Calisaya…the flavors just work.
Blind Respect – Ryan referred to this cocktail as “a dude’s summer drink.” Based on a drink his past mentor created named The Blind Owl, the new Blind Respect is sort of a Manhattan-style summer concoction made with Wild Turkey 101, Rittenhouse, Lazzaaroni Amaro, Amaro Abano and Maraschino.
Mr. Menotti’s Cold Coffee Grog – It's the perfect, not-too-sweet, pick-me-up, rum-filled cocktail made with Chairman’s Spiced Rum, Atlantico Rum, Skippers Rum, cold brew coffee, vanilla, Fernet-infused whipped cream.
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