Pour Vous, the much anticipated and much delayed French cocktail bar from Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix and the Houston brothers of La Descarga and Harvard & Stone is an opening I am very much looking forward to, so when I heard that Moix and Lindsay Nader (the head bartender at the Edison) would be trying out some Pour Vous recipes at the R&D bar at Harvard & Stone last week, I made sure to be there.
The Feelin' on Yo Booty (above) was my favorite of the drinks I sampled. It is made with Cognac, Benedictine, Carpano Antica, whiskey barrel aged bitters, and vanilla mist sprayed from an atomizer. This is a boozy spirit forward cocktail that isn't afraid to kick you if you get fresh on the dance floor.
The Sex Weed (below) is fashioned with Cognac, Aperol, lemon and orange juices and is garnished with a lemon peel. This drink is more accessible and on the citrus and refreshing side. On a warm night, this is just the thing to cool down and revel in the Southern California summer. With a few sips you can imagine yourself in St. Tropez instead of Santa Monica...
Pour Vous: 5574 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood. Coming August 2011 (hopefully)