When someone you know gets her original cocktails featured on the menu of the bar she tends...you go and you drink.
Dana Cape, of Bar|Kitchen downtown, is celebrating a first. Three of her original cocktails are being featured on the menu for DineLA Restaurant Week...and lucky for you...the rest of the winter season. I know Cape as an actress, but, can now say that she is one hell of a mixologist. Beware, her threats are growing.
Her specialities include Fizzy Lifting, Dana's Cape and Lost at Sea. Each has it's own special identity and unique flavors.
Fizzy Lifting: Bubbles, Rum, Lemon, Egg White, Coconut White Tea
Dana's Cape: Thyme-Infused Aged Tequila, Mezcal, Peach, Lime, Chili Salt
Lost at Sea: Scotch Two Ways, PX Sherry, Salt Water, Orange Aromatics
My personal favorite was Fizzing Lifting...because I'm a sucker for froth and coconut! It was delicious and easy to sip. The ingredients swam together effortlessly.
I'm no cocktail expert, but I was impressed with Cape's craft, knowledge, and imagination. Her personality infused her creations and tasted wonderful at the same time. You best get yourself to one of her barstools!