The Churchill Launches New Cocktail Program by Mia Sarazen

The Churchill - dining area

The Churchill may have a retro industrial aesthetic, but on Thursday, September 6th, the West Third Street gastropub is debuting a shiny new cocktail menu, created by the fabulous Mia Sarazen. Owners Beau Laughlin and Brett Cranston (The Hudson) have made a savvy choice in tapping Sarazen, who has played a key role in craft cocktail spots like Areal, Black Market Liquor Bar and Harvard & Stone.

Following is The Churchill’s new cocktail list, which is focused on fresh ingredients and wide appeal.

  • The Grand Alliance: Plymouth Gin, Carpano, Campari, Maraschino
  • Hyde Park Fizz: Nolet’s gin, Bonal Quina, honey, lime, cucumber, basil, soda
  • Thirsty in LA: Correlejo Reposado, Aperol, Ciociaro Amaro, mezcal rinse
  • The Iron Mule: Russian Standard, ginger, lime, soda, bitters
  • Norman’s Cable Car: Sailor Jerry Rum, housemade curacao, lemon, cinnamon & sugar rim
  • The Churchill Old Fashioned: Old Fitzgerald bourbon, house bitters, sugar
  • The Statesman: Famous Grouse, apricot, lemon, baked apple bitters, sparkling
  • Baby’s First Bourbon: Bulleit Bourbon, orgeat, lemon, house bitters
  • The Bulldog: Milagro blanco, passion, pineapple, lime, jalepeno
  • Rye 2 Ways: Bulleit Rye, dry vermouth, grenadine, lemon, up. (Or add Allagash White for a Fizzy & Tall.)
  • The Grapes of Wrath: Kappa Pisco, lime, pineapple, egg whites, bitters, cinnamon
  • Amelia: Ketel One, lemon, St.Germain, violet, blackberries
Mia Sarazen - Neat

Mia Sarazen riffs on the Negroni at last year's Neat grand opening.

Sarazen said the “Thirsty in LA” was inspired by an improvised cocktail she made for me at Neat’s grand opening party last year, a fantastic riff on a Negroni made with Fortaleza Reposado, Abano and Aperol. While Sarazen’s Thirsty in LA isn’t the first cocktail with that name, it’s the first one that’s appeared on a permanent menu, and quite an honor.

Watch this space for an in-depth look at Sarazen’s new cocktails. Any guesses as to which one I’ll try first?

Dining room photo by The Churchill via Facebook.

The Churchill
8384 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-8384

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  1. kneejerk on September 7, 2012 at 10:33 am

    You gonna hit up Messhall soon?

  2. thirstyinla on September 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    It’s on the list!

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