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If it’s autumn, it must be time for Julian Cox to unleash a slew of fall cocktail menus at restaurants all over town. As cocktail enthusiasts have come to expect, Cox will launch the new drinks with special one-night pricing during their debuts.

First up is Picca on Tuesday, October 18th. Starting at 9pm, pisco aficionados can try $9 cocktails like the Jonestown Sour (grape coulis, black pepper, cardamom, lemon juice, simple syrup, Quebranta pisco), while fans of the agave will enjoy the Huac This Way (rocoto puree, fresh huacatay, lemon juice, agave nectar, mezcal).

Picca Fall Cocktail Launch
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Featuring $9 fall cocktails

9575 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Then on Thursday, October 20th, Cox will switch it up at Playa with a happy hour session that takes place from 5:30-7:30pm. Fall is definitely in the air with cocktails like the Up & Atom, made with rye whiskey, Tang Cordial, Batavia Arrack mist and fresh lemon juice.

Playa Fall Cocktail Launch
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Featuring $9 fall cocktails

7360 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5300

And last but not least, Sotto will launch new daily Aperitivo and Digestivo Hours on Tuesday, October 25th, featuring Italian-influenced cocktails specially priced at $9. The earlier Aperitivo Hour offers drinks like the Sazerac Rusticum (wild fennel infused Aperol, Grappa, herb-infused Vermouth, Sambuca rinse) and the Rome with a View (Campari, Dry Vermouth, fresh lime, soda)  Later on, the Digestivo Hour will feature drinks like Il Cattivo, made with Holland gin, Italian vermouth, Branca Menta and lemon peel.

To go with the libations, Sotto will offer Specialty Bar Bites, which start at $3 and are available only at the bar during the Aperitivo and Digestivo Hours:

  • Ceci Fritti
  • Seasonal Crostini
  • Calamari Fritti
  • Lupini Beans Sott’aceto
  • Arrosticini

Aperitivo Hour – 5:30pm-6:30pm, Tues.-Sun.
Digestivo Hour – 9pm-10pm, Tues.-Sun.
Note: Sotto is closed on Mondays.

9575 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-0210

As if he weren’t busy enough, Cox is also creating the cocktails for the upcoming Short Order in the Original Farmers Market. Find out more about what Cox is planning for Short Order’s cocktails in this interview at dineLA.com.

Photo of Julian Cox by @dine_LA via Instagram. Video by Evan Romoff, courtesy of dineLA.com.