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Harlowe's New Cocktail Menu Includes Sweet, Boozy Floats
West Hollywood hotspot and cocktail bar Harlowe has introduced a number of new boozy treats, including a series of alcoholic floats and an apothecary section of the menu. 1933 Group's Harlowe is one of our favorites for classic cocktails, but it's their new cocktail menu that recently delighted us when we stopped by for a tasting. Fresh offerings include boozy floats, intoxicating elixirs and new additions to their refreshing fruit-based drinks.
The floats are a boozy treat, perfect for sharing with a date or friend, as they're extremely sweet. Our favorite was the Floats M'goats, which begins with house-made goat cheese ice cream and adds gin and Harlowe's blueberry sage soda. If you're feeling festive, we suggest the Punk'In Drublic which features pumpkin ice cream, Michter's American Rye Whiskey, Allspice Dram and Harlowe's walnut soda. They also have two options made with sorbet: The tropical Classy Lady—housemade lemon sorbet, Altos Blanco Tequila, Velvet Falernum, rosemary and Harlowe's pineapple soda—and the Bittersweet Desire made with house-made strawberry Angostura sorbet and cava. All boozy floats are $14, while a simple virgin float of Not Your Father's Root Beer and vanilla bean ice cream is $10.
The Apothecary section of the new menu is where you might find drinks that shy away from the sweeter side—such as the Evening Shade made with Laird's Apple Brandy, Amaro Meletti, chamomile syrup and lemon, or the dangerously easy-to-sip Fernaiquiri Swizzle, a strong one with Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Fernet Branca, Amaro di Angostura, lime and sugar served in a tall glass with crushed ice. These will run you $12.
The fruitier side of their menu contains two new offerings: The Aye Poppy is made with Uncle Val's Botanical Gin, Grand Poppy, house-made strawberry basil syrup, lemon and egg white. This is a sweet, but not-too-sweet cocktail that manages to be both strong and refreshing. The Hot For Teacher involves El Silencio Mezcal, firewater, lime, pineapple and honey. The smokiness comes through in this tasty cocktail with a hint of spice. For those who need a little something in their belly before imbibing, Harlowe does offer a small, yet hearty menu that includes meatballs, oysters, a quinoa salad, charcuterie, yellowtail toast and a burger.
Harlowe is located at 7321 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, 323-876-5839