Someone wrote on Facebook that a trend they'd like to see is smaller cocktails so they could enjoy a larger range of drinks over an evening. I also think that would be pretty cool, so I asked PR folks and Facebook folks if they knew of any.
If your bar is doing mini cocktails, feel free to add them in the comments!
Canon in Seattle
The Negroni Experiment is three Negronis: Original, Boulvardier, Right Hand
Mixologist: Allison Frey
L2O’s Sazerac, served in a 4 ounce Bourbon Glass, is portioned by a bartender and then concocted tableside by the server.
Levant in Portland, OR
Chamomile Whiskey or Black Lime Rum
"At this point the Chamomile Whiskey is a fully developed mini cocktail. It contains house infused chamomile whiskey, honey lavender syrup and orange zest. The Black Lime Rum is just basically just a shot of appleton estate rum infused with black limes." Each cocktail is 2 ounces.
Restaurant 1833, Monterey, CA
Served in antique glassware that the team has sourced, the cocktails come in at about 3 ounces. Libations include:
o Bee Sting – gin, lemon, honey, peach bitters
o Little Waffle – bourbon, lemon, maple syrup (the restaurant serves a larger version called the Kentucky Waffle)
o Primrose – house-infused berry vodka, lemon, orgeat
o Diablito – tequila, cherry, lime
o Daiquirita – rum, lime, simple syrup
Saison, San Francisco
Saison’s cocktail menu features smaller libations in hand-etched Japanese glassware coming in at about 4 oz each.
Carry Nation, Marseilles, France
"la verticale" = 4 mini-cocktails, in 2 cl (about 2/3 ounce) mini martini glasses. La verticale is made of : Sazerac , Jack Rose, Last Word, Hanky Panky.
Brasserie S&P, Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
Gin & Tonic Tasting Flight - four gins with one tonic
"Little Twins" = your choice of small pours of two of their cocktails on tap