Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Las Perlas (Los Angeles - Downtown)

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Finally, ponche!



Oaxacan Dead Punch - Mezcal, rye whiskey, apricot brandy and winter spices.

Lately, I've noticed a lot of intermingling of spirits in cocktails.  This isn't typical but it's a trend I'm starting to see.  Well, to be accurate, what I really meant to say was, now they're being done right.  We're all aware of the numerous spirits that are used to make club drinks like Adios M'Fers and Long Island Ice Teas.  Let's face it though, those drinks don't taste good and if you think they do, shoot yourself in the face.  Please.  Those "drinks" are meant to get you smashed -  nothing more, nothing less.  But in some of the cocktails I've been having lately, the blend of spirits has made for a more interesting drink.  Just earlier on my Halloween crawl I had a drink with whiskey, tequila and cognac in it.  The drink sounded like it would taste muddled but in fact, the spirits melded well with each other.  You could also distinctly taste each one of the spirits used.  At Las Perlas, I probably had the best tasting punch and mixed spirit drink to date.  Job very well done!


      
Robert Smith (The Cure) and his bar mates.  

Can anyone identify who the guy on the right is supposed to be?  I recognize the character and the dude told me who he was dressed up as, but the name and series elude me at the moment.  I believe the show the guy comes out on has a number in it?  



Tijuana Gigolo.



Las Perlas' Dia De Los Muertos Drink Menu.



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Beer!



El Hefe.

I didn't think I would see drink this again but I was so glad I did.  I first made my way out to Glendale's Golden Road Brewing Co. for this beer and this beer alone.  I rearranged my plans just to try this and it did not disappoint.  So naturally, when I saw this on the menu, I just had to have it...and that I did.  When I first drank it, it was available as a limited release.  Once they would tap out, that would it.  Maybe (I hope) the overwhelming response was great and that's why it's available again?  I'd like to think so.  The cool thing now, is that it's not just available at the brewery like it was at first.  Awesome!   


        
Dia De Los Muertos Piñatas.


 
Hey good lookin,' what's your name?

 I hope this person was in costume.  One never can tell around here!  ;)



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