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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  1. thanks for the love on the drink! i randomly came across this post and thought i would pass on the reci to you.


    1 1/2oz old grandad bourbon 100pf.
    1 oz organic apple juice (santa cruz works well)
    3/4 oz lemon juice
    1/2 oz grade b maple syrup
    1/4 oz st elizabeth all spice dram
    2 big dashes angostura bitters
    briskly shake with ice and strain into old fashioned glass with fresh ice. grate nutmeg on top

    all the best
    chris lane

  2. Thanks, Chris!! Much appreciated! Good to see I wasn't TOO far off... ; )