I love a good cocktail, and Herringbone, a new La Jolla, CA hotspot, does not disappoint.

I was thoroughly impressed with the “Peter Rabbit”, a vaguely sweet, but decidedly herbaceous concoction of Pimm’s #1, basil, lemon and pickled carrot.  The whimsical garnish evokes the comfort of childhood fairytales, but the flavors are all grown up.

Crushed basil releases aromas of black licorice and fresh cut grass, while the earthy, minerally note from the pickled carrot is tempered by fresh lemon.

Sweet, then earthy, then saline with a clean-cut finish.  Just the thing to sip in the La Jolla sun.

About The Author

I love all things Italian: the beautiful country of Italia, the Italians themselves, the language, the food… and above all, I love Italian wine. The people I meet in my charmed life are fascinating, the wines are extraordinary. I needed a special place like this to write about them, and to remember them.

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4 Responses

  1. mike

    Hi Joanie, I am glad to hear you like the cocktails Snake Oil Cocktail Co. designed for Herringbone. Thank you for the review!

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