Cocktail Of The Week: Employees Only’s Cucumber Retrograde (Vastly Preferable To Mercury Retrograde)

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Cucumber Retrograde

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Let me tell you something right now: I VASTLY prefer Employee’s Only’s Cucumber Retrograde cocktail to Mercury Retrograde. But then again, who wouldn’t? That being said, this is just the drink to get you through Mercury Retrograde (next up May 10- June 3).

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Cucumber Retrograde, being made

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The Cucumber Retrograde is some strong stuff, deceptively strong. Don’t be texting after a few of these! Here’s how to make it:

Cucumber Retrograde:
1 oz Bombay Sapphire
1 oz cucumber syrup
.50 oz basil brandy eau de vi
.25 jalapeño infused chartreuse

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Says head bartender Adriana Ramos, “This cocktail was made to sooth the masses. Cucumber and tajin is a very big cultural thing in LA and Mexico. Lime spice and cucumber has always been a tasty snack and we decided to turn it into a tasty drink.”

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Employee’s Only

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Didn’t I tell you? The best way to get through any retrograde!

Employees Only is an elevated neighborhood cocktail bar and restaurant based in West Hollywood. EO has been listed as one of the World’s 50 Best Bars and continues to garner accolades for its cocktails, food, and hospitality.

Employees Only is located at 7953 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046