Popular LA Bars + Lounges Share Cocktail Recipes For You to Make at Home!

Big Bar / Los Feliz

“All I have been drinking, cocktail wise, at home are martinis. As a bonus, you can even make a big batch of this and add the correct amount of water to dilute the volume of the cocktail batch by 18% and throw it in a bottle in the fridge, so you don’t even have to stir over ice when you want a martini! Cheers and stay healthy!”
Big Bar Beverage Manager Cari Hah

Tigermom Fifty-Fifty Martini


(photocredit: @eugeneshoots)


  • 1.5 oz Sipsmith gin
  • 1 oz Miro dry vermouth
  • 0.5 oz Fino Sherry
  • 2 drops Miracle Mile yuzu bitters


  • Stir til 19% dilution and strain into a chilled coupe.
  • light lemon twist over the top
  • Olive optional!



Birds & Bees / Downtown Los Angeles

End of the Rainbow CocktailSomething to look forward to at the end of all of this


  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey (try Teeling Irish Whiskey. It’s worth every penny)
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .75 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup or Honey Syrup
  • 3 mint stalks


Place the mint in a shaker tin and top with liquids
Add ice and shake hard for 15-20 seconds
Fill a rocks glass with ice
Fine strain out the mint pulp into the glass
Garnish with more mint and pretend you’re in a bar with friends and not stuck at home


Pretty Dirty / Eagle Rock

We love making cocktails at home, but we have to consider what the average drinker has in their home bar – we’re lucky to be stoked up with the best spirits, bitters, vermouths, amari, sherry etc etc that we can find, but it isn’t all necessary. Here’s a recipes from our Vol 2 menu that anyone can make at home.”

– Tom (Owner, Pretty Dirty) and Liam (Bar Director, Pretty Dirty)

Pretty Dirty’s Whiskey Sour


Simple – The Dive Bar Whiskey Sour,
a name we have given to a whiskey sour served with no egg-white and on the rocks. This is definitely not a negative thing – some of our favorite nights out have been at dive bars drinking simple sours and if ever there was a time for a quick, well balanced and boozy sour, its now.


  • 2oz bourbon (any will do buy 80-90 proof is preferred)
  • ¾ lemon juice
  • ¾ 1:1 simple syrup


Shake briefly with ice,
strain and serve.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry.



The Milky Way / Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles


Spicy Pineapple Mock-A-Rita


Spicy Pineapple Mock-A-Rita



  • (1) Pineapple wedge
  • (1) slice serrano Chili (no seeds)
  • Fresh mint leaves in:
    • .5 oz Lime Juice
    • 2.0 oz Pineapple Juice


Shake all ingredients and strain into:

Tall glass with ice

Add splash of Sprite

Top with .5 oz Orange Simple Syrup

Garnish with:

Pineapple wedge

Sprig of Mint


These cocktail recipes sound absolutely sensational. I can’t wait to mix one up! The hard part is deciding which one to mix up first!

Which one  do you want to try first?


Stevie Wilson,

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