September 12: Rivera Fall Cocktail Menu Launch Party

Julian Cox didn’t even pause to catch his breath after co-hosting The Taste – Cocktail Confidential over Labor Day weekend before jumping right into launching the Fall Cocktail Menu at Rivera. On Wednesday, September 12th, Cox (Executive Bar Director at Rivera, Playa, Picca, Sotto and Short Order) and Bar Program Director Jeremy Lake are celebrating the new menu with a special launch party. For one night only from 9pm to close, the fall cocktails will be specially priced at just $9 each.

The Rivera Fall Cocktail Menu follows after the jump.

Blood Sugar Sex Magic - Rivera

Blood Sugar Sex Magic | Photo by Isabella Crisman



  • Bespoke
  • Barbacoa: mezcal, chipotle, ginger, lime, beef jerky
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magic: rye, basil, lemon, red pepper
  • Donaji: mezcal, citrus, agave, chapulin salt
  • Rivera’s Cup: blanco tequila, fresh lime, cucumber, touch of sea salt
ABC Cocktail - Rivera

ABC Cocktail | Photo by Isabella Crisman


  • Autumn Sour: D’Anjou pear-infused rye whiskey, bonded applejack, lemon, cinnamon bark syrup, egg white, dehydrated apple chip
  • ABC Cocktail: 5-year Barbados rum, Kopke 10-year port, Maraska maraschino, cognac bitters, lemon peel
  • Avocado Paloma: mezcal, fresh grapefruit, house-made avocado soda
  • Sir Drake: reposado tequila, Kina L’Avion D’Or, Salers Aperitif, dry vermouth, grapefruit peel
  • Tequila Para Mi Amante: strawberry-infused blanco tequila, fresh lemon, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, acid phosphate
  • Pistachio Negroni: sous vide pistachio gin, Campari, Spanish red vermouth

A Tribute to Sherry

  • Jane’s Addiction: vodka, Fino sherry, fresh lemon, Angostura, orange peel, seltzer
  • Saved by the Basil: Manzanilla sherry, lemon, house-made basil cordial, strawberry, Dimmi, dry vermouth
  • Flor de Jerez: Amontillado sherry, Smith & Cross rum, lemon, apricot brandy, Angostura, Rhum J.M. cane syrup
  • Vote 4 Pedro: rye, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Aperol, Dandelion & Burdock Bitters, flamed orange oil

A Study of Latin Rum in Cocktails

  • Hotel Nacional: Ron del Barrilito 2 Star Aged Rum, fresh lime, apricot brandy
  • La Floridita #3: Flor de Caña 4-Year White Rum, lime, grapefruit, Croatian Maraschino
  • Constantino’s Revenge: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, pineapple, fresh lemon, Angostura

In addition to the Rivera Classics, returning favorites from Cox’s repertoire include the Autumn Sour, Vote 4 Pedro and Constantino’s Revenge. Regulars at Playa will recognize a few of the cocktails, including the ABC Cocktail, Tequila Para Mi Amante and Jane’s Addiction. It’s a formidable lineup of classics and Cox signatures and seasonals, and if past experience is any indication, the launch party will be a lively transition to the fall.

Rivera Fall Cocktail Menu Launch
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
9pm to close
Featuring: fall cocktails specially priced at $9

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

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