The Market Day
- 2oz Plymouth Gin
- 3 Cucumber slices
- 1oz Lemon Juice
- 3/4oz Simple Syrup
Muddle cucumber, shake and double strain all ingredients in to a coupe glass.
Garnish: Cucumber slice
OOOOOH I love cucumber! It’s so refreshing, crunchy and light in flavor. I have also discovered that I love it in my cocktails, as I have had a few cucumber style martinis recently that I really like.
The above recipe was my drink of choice last week for my birthday celebrations. It was created by Brandon Ristaino for the ‘Mixology Bar’ in The Penthouse at Mastros. For those who don’t know, The Penthouse is the fabulous new third floor addition to the already successful Mastros restaurant in Beverly Hills.
This drink is very tasty and probably my favorite on their menu right now. It is subtly citric with refreshing cucumber notes. The gin used is Plymouth which is very light in juniper flavors so is a great option for someone who tends to lean towards vodka as a base but wants to start trying Gin. This drink definitely does have a sweetness to it that I always love, but it is nicely balanced with the sour elements too.
Definitely worth a trip to The Penthouse for this one, or if you’re not in the area try making it at home. Will be great when the summer months roll around, just so nice and refreshing.
Stay up late
- 1 1/2oz Plymouth Gin
- 1/2oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Brandy
- 3/4oz Lemon Juice
- 3/4oz Simple Syrup
- Topped with 3oz Soda Water
Garnish: Luxardo Cherry and Orange Wheel
I recently visited Mastros Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. The new rooftop restaurant ‘The Penthouse at Mastros’ has it’s grand opening this evening and I felt it was important to share this info with my readers! The beauty and difference of this third floor addition is the inspiring mixology program and hand crafted cocktails that have been put together by Brandon Ristaino and Andrew Trauth. The upstairs adds more of a cocktail lounge feel to the usual Mastros set up and is described as giving ‘sensual sophistication’ to the dining experience. The Penthouse is a really gorgeous space and I am very happy to be a part of it’s opening.
Having had a chance to sample all of the current cocktails I felt compelled to write about the above one. It’s so simple, yet so delicious! A very refreshing, slightly bubbly but delicate drink, with a gorgeous sweetness from the brandy and subtle orange notes. Plymouth works beautifully in this drink because it’s not a strongly flavored Gin, there is no intense juniper taste so it’s a great option for vodka drinkers to start enjoying Gin.
There are a number of great cocktails on the menu (I will be talking about them more in coming weeks) and I highly recommend stopping in for a drink when you’re next in Beverly Hills. Yes, Mastros is known for being expensive and this is still the case but the quality of drinks you will be getting at The Penthouse makes it well worth a trip to the top floor.
Hope to see you there!