Ah, spring: when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love…and a young mixologist turns to thoughts of a new cocktail menu.

1050 Special

Fresh off his Rising Star Mixologist award, Julian Cox has been hard at work creating over a dozen new drinks for Rivera’s spring cocktail menu, debuting tonight. For the launch party, Julian’s new creations will be specially priced at just $6, which should make it easier to make your way through a mouth-watering list that includes the Red Pilot (gin, Aperol, mezcal, maraschino) and the Jugo de Piña (blanco tequila, Thai basil, pineapple, cava float). Myself, I’ll head straight for the Smoked Manhattan, made with rye, Amaro CioCiaro, smoked rosemary, and Angostura.

Here’s tonight’s drink list:

RIVERA SPRING COCKTAIL MENU

  • free bird – BOURBON, HOUSE MADE GRENADINE, BASIL, SELTZER
  • spring fashion – REPOSADO TEQUILA, AMARETTO, ORANGE ESSENCE
  • widow’s kiss – RYE WHISKEY, CALVADOS, YELLOW CHARTREUSE
  • purple rain – VODKA, HOUSE-MADE VIOLETTE, GINGER, THAI BASIL, SODA
  • sexy thyme – GIN, APEROL, ORGEAT, GOLDEN RASPBERRIES, THYME
  • guns n’ lavender – REPOSADO TEQUILA, HONEY, LIME, SELTZER
  • smoke on the water – SCOTCH, GINGER, RASPBERRIES, SMOKED SALT
  • paper plane – BOURBON, AMARO NONINO, APEROL, LEMON
  • jugo de piña – BLANCO TEQUILA, THAI BASIL, PINEAPPLE, CAVA FLOAT
  • 1050 special – ACAI LIQUEUR, LEMON, CRUSHED ICE, RASPBERRY FLOAT
  • smoked manhattan – RYE, AMARO CIO CIARO, SMOKED ROSEMARY, ANGOSTURA
  • red pilot – GIN, APEROL, MEZCAL, MARASCHINO
  • strawberry fields – BLANCO TEQUILA, VELVET FALERNUM, STRAWBERRIES, MINT

Rivera Spring Cocktails Launch Party
Thursday, March 25, 2010
9:30pm-close
Special $6 pricing

Rivera
1050 S. Flower St, #102
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-1460
www.riverarestaurant.com

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