This week, Jonathan Gold turns his attention to cocktails in lieu of a full review. Gold explains, "Los Angeles has become a cocktail town, a city where the sommelier thing seems just a bit old-fashioned, the craft-beer thing is a little played out." In a town where bars pop-up on the regular and it is "difficult to sustain an ambitious restaurant without an ambitious bar program," it seems only fitting that the Times critic craft a rather comprehensive list of the city's greatest cocktails.
First up, the LA-born Moscow Mule, which the Golderster recommends drinking at Tam O'Shanter. Faith & Flower makes an appearance, of course, for its laborious English Milk Punch. Also on the list: a Sazerac at Seven Grand, brandy old fashioned at Ledlow, gin and tonic at The Chestnut Club, and the iconic martini at Musso & Frank. Check out the full list here.