Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Libation (Re)creation: Lolinda's Rock n' Rolla

Lolinda has become my new favorite weekend spot.  It feels like a night out, but doesn't even require a change of venue after dinner.  The cocktail bar upstairs feels like enough of a change, and the cocktails are killer.  Tied with the flank steak and charred artichoke, my other favorite item at Lolinda is the Rock n' Rolla cocktail.  It is a bourbon, apple, maple, lemon & nutmeg concoction that leads to a not so fabulous hangover.  BUT, it is oh-so-worth it!  This recipe is my best attempt at their delightful little cocktail.

Serves 1


  • 2 oz. Bourbon Whisky
  • 5 oz. fresh apple juice
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • Bitters
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Ice


-Put ice, bourbon, apple juice and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker and give it a nice shake.
-Add two decent shakes of bitters (yes, that precise ; )
-Pour into a lowball glass or short tumbler over ice.
-Sprinkle with ground nutmeg and allspice.
-Drink, and then repeat.

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San Francisco, CA
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