INGREDIENTS:
— 1 can (13.5 oz.) Thai coconut milk
— 2 cups mango puree (can be store bought or made at home with ripe mango blended with a tablespoon of water)
— 2 oz. fresh lime juice
— 4 oz. agave syrup
— 2 cups water
— 1 tbsp. dried coconut
— 1 Fresno chile
— 10 oz. tequila or mescal, if desired
— dash of salt
— Tajin seasoning and mango slices for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
Blend ingredients together with ice until achieving a frosty puree consistency. If using, add tequila or mescal; omit for a nonalcoholic cocktail. Serve in Tajin-rimmed glass and garnish with mango slices dipped in tajin. Makes four to five servings.

Salazar, in the Los Angeles neighborhood known as Frogtown, occupies the grounds of what was once an auto body shop, and it has what is arguably the best patio in the city. The great feeling of hospitality and fun extends to this cocktail, which can be enjoyed with alcohol or without. “This creamy slushy is perfect for those hot summer afternoons while dining outside, like we do at Salazar,” says Beverage Director Adan Maldonado. “It pairs great with chile and citrus, such as fruit dressed with chile and lime juice, ceviche or a spicy Thai papaya salad.”

Courtesy of Salazar

Get ready for fall with this seasonally appropriate cocktail. Corgi Spirits, an independent small-batch distillery located in Jersey City, has hosted a variety of private events including corporate parties; catering is BYO. The Lounge—a plush drinking parlor—is spacious yet cozy and the entire tasting room can be rented to accommodate larger groups.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Corgi Spirits Pembroke Gin
—3 oz. fresh apple cider
—0.25 oz. ginger simple syrup*
—3 thyme sprigs
—thyme sprig for garnish

 

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Sotol
—.5 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
—.75 oz. lime juice
—.75 oz. mint simple syrup
—.25 oz. Amargo-Vallet
—soda
—mint

DIRECTIONS:
Combine Sotol, Luxardo Bitter Bianco, lime juice and mint simple syrup in a shaker, shake and strain into a Collins glass. Add ice and top with soda, slapped mint and a straw. Finally, top with an Amargo-Vallet float to create two distinct layers.

 

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Royal Foundry Craft Spirits Gin
—16 oz. nonflavored tonic
—4 apples, sliced and cored
—2 cinnamon sticks