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:
- 1 oz CITY Bright gin
- 3 oz tonic water
- Wedge of lime, lemon, and orange
- Sichuan peppercorn, crushed or ground (optional)
Muddle citrus in a glass. Add ice, gin, and tonic. Sprinkle with Sichuan peppercorn.