Who doesn’t love a yummy cocktail!
- Morjim Goa (Dosa, San Francisco)
- Temple Walls (Columbia Room, Washington, D.C.)
- Bangkok Dangerous (Ace Hotel, Los Angeles)
- JYU (Kuro, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FLA.)
- JRT (Cafe Artscience, Cambridge, Mass.)
- Silk Road (Red Owl Tavern, Philadelphia)
- Keep Calm and Curry On (The Chandelier, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
- Curried Pineapple Daiquiri (Sujeo, Madison, Wis.)
- Spice Market Old Fashioned (The Mixing Room, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live)
- Pineapple Express (Macchialina, Miami Beach, FLA)
- Ticket to Phuket (Barmini, Washington, D.C.)
- Feelin’ Renegade (Outpost, Goleta, Calif.)
- Libido (Freud, New York City)
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From the now-usual grind of black pepper to the aromatic flavor of Indian spice blend garam masala, unexpected spices are turning up in drinks all over the country. You might find a ring of star anise floating in your cocktail or have its flavors infused with the Northern Thai soup flavors. Check out these 13 cocktails experimental barkeeps are offering at U.S. bars.
MORJIM GOA (DOSA, SAN FRANCISCO)
This bright pink drink matches the color palatte of the restaurant and is named after a famous Indian beach resort. It’s served with a massive dollop of garam masala air that tops the drink as a bubble of foam, and it’s a mix of Sotol Hacienda de Chihuahua, Lo-Fi Gentian amaro, spiced agave and Scrappy’s Firewater Tincture bitters, served up.
TEMPLE WALLS (COLUMBIA ROOM, WASHINGTON, D.C.)
This cocktail combines sweet, savory and maderized flavors. It’s a mix of Japanese whisky, sherry and Cointreau infused with thyme, semisweet chocolate and saffron and served with a pairing of egg custard and pea tendril salad.
BANGKOK DANGEROUS (ACE HOTEL, LOS ANGELES)
Created by mixologist Dan Sabo, this Thai-influenced drink is a mix of peanut-washed Bombay Sapphire gin with galangal root and snap pea syrup, lime juice and coconut cream. It’s garnished with a cilantro leaf; basil, mustard and coriander seeds; and drops of chile oil.
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