Beverly Hills Toasts "Farm-to-Shaker" Drinks During "Cocktail Week"
If it's trendy, Beverly Hills is on top of it, and that goes for boozy beverages, too. The city is running a Cocktail Week from August 10 to 18, and the emphasis is on "farm-to-shaker" drinks, as in cocktail concoctions that make use of farm-sourced fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs.
"Everyone has heard of farm-to-fork, but now all the rage is farm-to-shaker,” says Greta Dunlap, Manager of The Beverly Hills Farmers' Market. “Farmers’ market-driven cocktails offer the best of two worlds," in a press release about the spirited event.
Bars and restaurants taking part will each offer a specialty cocktail crafted using ingredients sources from the weekly Beverly Hills Farmers' Market, which runs Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here's what participating establishments will be shaking up:
BierBeisl - Cucumber-Blue Gin Fizz - Blue Gin • Cucumber Syrup • Lemon Juice • Lemon Balm Leaves • Water - Featuring Farmers’ Market lemon balm and cucumbers
Bouchon - Blackberry Bramble - Nolet’s Gin • Lucien Jacob Crème de Cassis • Lemon Juice • Blackberries - Featuring Farmers’ lemons and blackberries from Harry’s Berries
The BLVD/Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Summer Peach Smash - Peach-infused Bourbon • Simple Syrup • Mint Leaf • Lemon Juice - Featuring Farmers’ Market peaches from Fitzgerald Farms
Momed - Frozen Fresh Peach Bellini - Featuring Farmers’ Market peaches - $10
Nic’s Beverly Hills - The Betty Bitter - Veev Acai Spirit • Pressed Organic Peaches • Meyer Lemons • Egg Whites • Peach Bitters - Featuring Farmers’ Market produce from Avila & Sons and Bernard Farms - Happy Hour prices around-the-clock if you mention Beverly Hills Cocktail Week
Sotto - La Pesca Gustosa - Lemon Juice • Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac • Combier • Applejack Brandy • Aperol • Muddled Peaches • Sage - Featuring Farmers’ Market peaches from Tenerelli and lemons from Bernard Farms - $10 if you mention Beverly Hills Cocktail Week
£10/The Montage Hotel - Rosemary Ricky - Plymouth Gin • Lemon Juice • Orange Juice • Rosemary Syrup • Lemon Twist • Rosemary Sprig - Featuring Farmers’ Market lemons, oranges and rosemary
Xi’an - Confucius Say - Bombay Gin • Zen Green Tea Liqueur • Lemon Juice • Muddled Basil Leaves • Fee Bros. Orange Bitters • Basil Leaf Garnish - Featuring Farmers’ Market lemons and basil - $12
In addition to the cocktails, Cocktail Week will also include special events like a free outdoor screening of "Casablanca," on August 12 and a unique cocktail crafting class at Greystone Estate before the Week gets underway.