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Come, all ye thirsty: A holiday gin and tonic, LA style




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The relatives are in town for Christmas, and as a proud Angeleno, you've spent the day taking them to The Getty, The Huntington, Watts Towers and Olvera Street. Now, you all need a drink. Why not enjoy a cocktail that is also all about Los Angeles? 

No, it doesn't taste like sunshine and traffic; think Sichuan peppers and ancho chiles. Juniper berries and an array of citrus.

Flavors from L.A.'s vibrant and diverse communities mix and mingle in a new take on an old cocktail from Greenbar Distillery in Downtown LA. It's called the Chinatown G&T.

At the heart of this gin and tonic is, of course, its gin: Greenbar's new City Bright Gin, in which, ostensibly, the entire spice aisle at World Market is expertly blended to create a liquor that is indeed unlike any other. 

Greenbar co-founder Litty Mathew stopped by KPCC to mix up a batch of holiday beverages for John Rabe. 

How to make a Chinatown G&T:

Instructions:

Muddle citrus in a glass. Add ice, gin, and tonic. Sprinkle with Sichuan peppercorn.

Enjoy.

LEFT TO RIGHT: JOHN RABE, AUSTIN CROSS, LITTY MATHEW
LEFT TO RIGHT: JOHN RABE, AUSTIN CROSS, LITTY MATHEW
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