How to Make the Hollywood Roosevelt’s 6 Vintage-Era Cocktails

A few of the vintage-era cocktails on Public Kitchen & Bar’s new cocktail menu

Hollywood’s golden era is gone but not forgotten, and, thanks to Public Kitchen & Bar, located within The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, it can even be celebrated in the best way possible: with cocktails. The eatery’s new cocktail menu pays homage to the rich and storied history of Tinseltown as well as some of its most famous names of yore such as Desi Arnez, Johnny Grant and Billy Bo Jangles. Whether you’re a fan of vintage Hollywood or whether you really just enjoy a good cocktail, you’re going to love this highly inspired new libations menu at Executive Chef and restaurateur Tim Goodell’s critically-acclaimed classic American brasserie. 

 Check out the new menu below…and learn how to make these celebrated cocktails at home. 

Here’s Johnny…Grant – Grant was named honorary Mayor of Hollywood in 1980 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and held the position for the rest of his life

  • Fords Gin – 1 oz
  • Aperol – 1 oz
  • Carpano Antica – 1 oz
  • Aged Whiskey Barrel Bitters – 2 dash

Lumiere – French inventors and pioneer manufacturers of photographic equipment who devised an early motion-picture camera and projector called the Cinématographe

  • Plymouth Gin – 1 oz
  • Green Chartreuse – 1 oz
  • Carpano Antica – 1 oz
  • Regan’s Bitters – 1 dash

“Desi” – Desi Arnez lived in the hotel with Lucille Ball

  • Cazadores Reposado – 1.25 oz
  • Crème de Cassis – .5oz
  • Lime Juice – .75oz
  • Simple Syrup – .25oz
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • 2 Cucumbers

Bojangled – Billy Bo Jangles taught Shirley Temple how to tap dance on the staircase next to Public

  • D’usse V.S.O.P – 2oz
  • Disaronno Amaretto – .25oz
  • Orgeat – .25oz
  • Regan’s Bitters – 3 dash

Pearamount Pictures

  • Grey Goose La Poire – 1.5oz
  • Simple Syrup – .5oz
  • Lemon Juice – .75oz
  • Pear Liqueur – .75oz

Hollywood Boulevardier

  • Templeton Rye – 1 oz
  • Carpano Antica – 1 oz
  • Campari – 1 oz
  • Rhubarb Bitters

Public Kitchen & Bar is located at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles; (323) 769-8888