Drink This: The Best Cocktails in LA

The best of Drink This, NBCLA's weekly exploration of Los Angeles' cocktail culture.

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<B>MORTON'S MORTINI'S</B> The Mortini, along with Mojitos, Jim Beam-y Manhattans and the Palm Beacher are all $7 during the restaurant's Power Hour. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/food-drink/Drink-This-The-Mortini-80651227.html">More Info.</a>
<B>HOT MRS. SANTA AT ALLSTON YACH CLUB:</B> This elegant and sexy blend of house-flavored peppermint vodka, Chambord (mmm, raspberry) and lemon is part of a special holiday drink menu. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/food-drink/Drink-This-Hot-Mrs-Santa--70404142.html">More Info.</a>
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<B>CAFE ROMANO:</B> The Cafe Romano is full of creamy deliciousness, plus Sambuca Romano and Tia Maria. And nutmeg, another harbinger. Once cream and nutmeg start appearing together, best break out the gloves and scarf. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/food-drink/Drink-This-Cafe-Romano-59257312.html">More Info.</a>
<b>DONJAI:</b>Mezcal is the kick in this colorful specialty; citrus is the sweetness, as is the agave nectar; the Chapulin salt is the headline-maker; and the dropped-in pomegranate seeds look like tiny red balloons floating against an autumn sky.<a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/food-drink/Drink-This-Donaji-60050877.html"> More Info.</a>
<b>MINT JULEP:</b>The frosty, bourbon-blessed sip is a staple of the steamy spring afternoon. Which is one reason we're giving it kudos on the other side of the year. Because the Mint Julep? Should be a year-round cocktail. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/food-drink/Drink-This-Seven-Grands-Mint-Julep-68628777.html">More Info.</a>
<b>THE AVIATION:</b>This classic cocktail feels like it fits right in with our fair city. Our international airports, our historic airfields, the fact that Howard Hughes built the Spruce Goose right here. In a world of clear and amber drinks, we like one with a bit of white cloudiness to it. Cloudiness, like clouds in the sky. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/food-drink/Drink-This-The-Aviation-56364952.html">More info.</a>
<b>THE RED ENGINE:</b>A libation with a swirl of grown-up ingredients like CRISM Organic Hibiscus Liqueur, lemon, and TRU Organic Vodka. And the cherry on top of this cherry red cocktail? You give back with every sip. Back: One dollar from each cocktail will go to the Firemen's Relief Association. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/food-drink/Drink-This-Red-Engine-58142157.html">More info.</a>
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