What better way to watch Team USA battle for glory than with an Olympic-themed cocktail in hand? At the very least, you can certainly say that you’re doing your ‘part’ to support your country! Here are the best Olympic-themed cocktails you’ll find in the City of Angels through August 21, the final date of the Rio 2016 Summer Games.
Try Barman Austin Mendez’ Olympic Cup cocktail at this Los Feliz watering hole. It’s mix of cachaça, muddled lime and cucumber with a hint of sugar and a pinch of salt is a nod to the Games’ host country of Brazil. 4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, (323) 660-6377
Celebrate at this West Hollywood spot’s Atrium bar by cheering on Team U.S.A. with The Pop Rocket, a fresh and summery cocktail thatcombines blue curacao, grenadine, lemon juice, and simple syrup, with a gold sugar rim and a golden lemon wedge. Yes, it DOES look like your favorite iced childhood treat…and that’s kind of the point. As a side note, we highly urge you to order up the Olympic plate of cookies, which includes the gold medal cookie (Valrhona chocolate chunk with dried cherries and a malted milk base), the silver medal cookie (double chocolate shortbread with Maldon smoked salt, and milk chocolate pieces), the bronze medal cookie (snickerdoodle with macadamia nuts, crystalized ginger, and fresh Mexican cinnamon) and a glass of milk (for dipping, naturally). 8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, (323) 852-6888
Loews Santa Monica
It’s time to imbibe at this eco-friendly Westside hotel. Try the Brazilian-themed Cali-rinha, made with Leblon Cachaca, simple syrup, club soda, strawberries and raspberries.
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, (310) 458-6700
This high-end Brentwood steakhouse has invented a new cocktail specifically for Olympic time. Try their take on the Caipirinha, the Cabral: Cachaca 51, kumquat, celery juice and lime.11647 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, (424) 273-1660
Head to Public School anytime from now through August 21 to enjoy one of this Culver City eatery’s Gold Medal nights, where you can watch the games, sip on a Gold Medal cocktail and play Olympic Bingo. 9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, (310) 558-0421