Not sure what kind of “spam” messages I am likely to get posting this drink name, but it’s too dam delicious not to put on the site!
- 2oz Bourbon
- 3/4oz Lemon juice
- 3/4oz Passion Fruit Puree
- 1/2oz Masala Chai Syrup
- 3 dash Peychauds Bitters
Shake and serve over a large ice cube.
Garnish: Orange twist or pansy flower
You can find this drink, among other greats, on the drink menu at The Wallace, Los Angeles- A fantastic new spot in the heart of Culver City. The food there is nothing short of exceptional (so much so, that I am coming out of my writing drought to discuss it!) and the drinks, although great already, will be getting a fresh spin in coming weeks from their new beverage director- Greg Bryson.
The drink listed above is currently my favorite drink in Culver City. From it’s memorable fun name to it’s accessible flavor profile, this drink has everything I could love in it.
The bourbon is subtle enough that any type of drinker can enjoy its flavor, no matter what their usual base alcohol preference is. It has a delicious tropical sweetness coming from the fresh passionfruit juice, with no unnatural flavors to it (that tend to come from sweeter/fruity drinks.) It is refreshing, summery and makes me feel like i’m on vacation in Hawaii or the Caribbean when sipped on a hot day!
The presentation at The Wallace over a large ice cube also makes it an accessible ‘not too girly’ looking drink option for both men and women., which I think is very smart. In past few visits they have started to garnish it with a pansy (flower), which looks really pretty and a nice alternative to the orange peel.
I admit this recipe will be hard to reproduce at home, in particular the ‘chai syrup’ but it’s definitely worth heading in to The Wallace to try it on its home turf. Whilst you’re there, try some of the food too…it’s all fantastic. I would write a review on the whole place right now, but I plan to go back for a 4th visit (in 2 weeks) to try even more food before I write about it. It’s just that good.
Delicious, Delicious, Delicious.