10 local drinks that prove mixology is an art

10 local drinks that prove mixology is an art – [225]

Sometimes a cocktail the presentation is just as important as its taste. Brightly colored spirits, textured toppings, and sleek glassware can take adult beverages to the next level. Boost your drink order and Instagram feed with one of these quaint cocktails at local bars, restaurants and cafes around town.

1. Solera G&T at Solera

Fancy a mystical drink? Order this vibrant purple gin and tonic, made with butterfly pea flower tea infused gin, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.’s classic tonic syrup and club soda. solerabr.com

2. Aromatherapy at Kalurah Street Grill

Restore with a cloudy blue drink mixed with Turmeon Blue Velvet Violet gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, egg white, rose syrup and lemon and lavender bitters. It is topped with Westdome Nursery edible flowers. kalurahstreetgrill.com

3. Affogato Martini at Light House Coffee

Coffee, ice cream and alcohol? You can not be wrong. This floating root beer dessert consists of vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, coffee liqueur, ice cream and espresso served on a small wooden plate with a spoon. lighthousecoffeebr.com

4. San Sebastian at BLDG 5

This traditional Spanish-style gin and tonic is the perfect combination of light, refreshing and fruity. It includes gin, tonic syrup and soda water topped with fresh grapefruit and decorative thyme. bldg5.com

5. Lemon Cooler at Mid City Beer Garden

Stay cool with a Lemon Ice Box, a sweet, lemony, alcoholic frozen drink. The yellow daiquiri is topped with whipped cream and a graham cracker. midcitybeergarden.com

6. The red baton at the Radio Bar

Celebrate Baton Rouge with a cocktail from the capital. This ruby ​​red cocktail features homemade blackberry infused bourbon and a sage garnish. theradiobar.com

7. Moon Drip at Reve Coffee Lab BTR

This cold-toned cocktail will take you to the moon. The Moon Drip is made with gin, Reve’s color change Mood Tea, lime juice, simple syrup and peach liqueur. revecoffeeroasters.com

8. Frozen Satsuma Rocca Rita at the Rocca Pizzeria

You’ve probably tried orange juice before, but have you had satsuma juice? This freshly frozen margarita features tequila, Louisiana satsuma juice, lime and agave. It has a bold lemon color and comes in a salt rimmed glass. roccapizzeria.com

9. Espresso Martini at City Roots Coffee Bar

Enjoy coffee after hours with this espresso martini. The shaken martini is made with vodka, Kahlua, City Roots espresso and a dash of sweetener, topped with perfectly placed roasted espresso beans. cityrootscoffee.com

ten. Bloody Mary at The Overpass Merchant

This take on the must-have Sunday brunch is made with Three Olives vodka and Fergie’s Bloody Mary mix, topped with a slice of lemon and lime, pickled vegetables and a salty chili rim. theoverpassmerchant.com

Solera Gin & Tonic

This article originally appeared in the May 2022 issue of 225 magazine.

Dora W. Clawson