West Hollywood’s The Churchill is boosting its cocktail program, unveiling a new menu of drinks tonight designed by Mia Sarazen, the celebrated bartender who made a big splash at Harvard & Stone, Tasting Kitchen, Black Market, Soho House, and Areal in the past. The restaurant also poached Bagatelle’s opening manager, Patrick Cabido, an ace in the hospitality world with experience at New York’s Four Seasons, Mulberry Project, and Goldbar, to serve as its new operations manager. So what’s Sarazen serving?
Sarazen’s menu further demonstrates her deftness with fresh herbs, interesting infusions, and handmade syrups in tweaked classics, with cocktails that speak to The Churchill’s character like in “The Bulldog,” with Milagro blanco tequila, passion fruit, pineapple, lime, and jalapeno, and “The Statesmen,” which uses baked apple bitters and apricot with lemon and Famous Grouse scotch (which would’ve worked for this guy). The menu also finds the return of a Sarazen staple in “Baby’s First Bourbon” from Harvard & Stone, which matches her handmade orgeat syrup with Bulleit, lemon, and house bitters. See the full menu below, debuting tonight at The Churchill.
All cocktails are $12
“The Grand Alliance” : Plymouth Gin, Carpano, Campari, Maraschino
“Hyde Park Fizz” : Nolet’s gin, Bonal Quina, honey, lime, cucumber, basil, soda
“Thirsty in LA” : Correlejo Reposado, Aperol, Ciociaro Amaro, mezcal rinse
“The Iron Mule” : Russian Standard, ginger, lime, soda, bitters
“Norman’s Cable Car” : Sailor Jerry Rum, housemade curacao, lemon, cinnamon&sugar; rim
“The Churchill Old Fashioned” : Old Fitzgerald bourbon, house bitters, sugar
“The Statesman” : Famous Grouse, apricot, lemon, baked apple bitters, sparkling
“Baby’s First Bourbon” : Bulleit Bourbon, orgeat, lemon, dashes house bitters
“The Bulldog” : Milagro blanco, passion, pineapple, lime, jalepeno
“Rye 2 Ways” : Bulleit Rye, dry vermouth, grenadine, lemon, up. Or add Allagash White for Fizzy & Tall.
“The Grapes of Wrath” : Kappa Pisco, lime, pineapple, whites, bitters, cinnamon
“Amelia” : Kettle One, lemon, St.Germaine,violet, blackberries