Celebrate Repeal Day with These Cocktails

Today is Repeal Day, the anniversary of the end of Prohibition in 1933. Celebrate with some of L.A's best cocktails, both vintage and newfangled. Classic drinks are all the rage right now - daiquiris are a respectable order again now that the latter-day coconut creme addition has been 86'ed from the mix - but some of them are made in ways our bootlegging forebears could never have imagined. Care for a little float of liquid nitrogen?

Cocktails at The Varnish. Image by Flickr user Kenn Wilson.

Jalapeno Cocktail at Artichoke's Heart. Image by Flickr user Muy Yum.

Repeal3.jpgFruit infused rum cocktail at Aburiya Toranoko. Image by Flickr user KayOne73.

Liquid Nitrogen Caipirinha at The Bazaar. Image by Flickr user yosoynuts.

Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail at Capital Grille. Image by Flickr user Muy Yum.

Moscow Mule at L'Ermitage. Image by Flickr user Caroline on Crack.

Spring negroni at The Hungry Cat. Image by Flickr user skampy.

[Additional reporting by Yoli Martinez]


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Katherine's role as the Living editor at KCET.org keeps her running from farms to markets to restaurants to pop-up swaps all over SoCal. She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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Yeah, I need to try all of these. Especially the first one.