Just when you thought your favorite P.F. Candle Co. scents couldn't get any better, we teamed up with Highland Park's Cafe Birdie and its back bar, Good Housekeeping, to pour everything you love about them over ice. Megan, Birdie's Beverage Director, took inspiration from 4 scents' notes to create her own cocktail recipes just for P.F. Candle Co.Orange Cardamom is now a spicy twist on a Tom Collins, Nightshade is now a floral Gin Fizz, Sweet Grapefruit makes a citrusy Pisco drink and Teakwood & Tobacco just elevated a spirit-forward classic. We visited the beautiful Cafe Birdie to get a special look (and taste) to find out how Megan makes candle scents and cocktails work together.
No. 27 Collins, inspired by Orange CardamomA spiced twist on a Tom Collins2 oz. Mulholland Gin.5 oz. Mandarine Napoleon.5 oz. Chai syrup.75 oz. Lemon Juice2 dashes Miracle Mile Bergamot BittersShake all ingredients with ice, add 2 oz. Soda and strain over ice. Garnish with an orange twist.
Pisco Cocktail, inspired by Sweet GrapefruitA classic, brightened by yuzu and citrus. 2 oz. Capurro Achelado Pisco.5 oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth.5 oz. Lillet Blanc2 dashes Peychaud's bitters2 dashes Miracle Mile Yuzu bittersStir ingredients together with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with Grapefruit twist.
Ramos Gin Fizz, inspired by NightshadeA floral take on a frothy favorite2 oz. Gin1 oz. lemon juice.75 oz. pomegranate syrup2 dashes lavender bitters1 egg whiteShake all ingredients until egg is emulsified, then add ice and shake again to chill. Strain in to chilled Collins glass without ice. Add 2 oz. Soda. Garnish with viola flowers.
The Improved Whiskey Cocktail, inspired by Teakwood & TobaccoOur line's most popular scent in a glass. BourbonAsian pear syrupMaraschino liqueur Clove infused absinthe rinseFlamed orange twist for garnishStir all ingredients together and strain in to chilled old fashioned glass misted with clove infused absinthe. Garnish with flamed orange twist.
Thank you so much to Megan from Cafe Birdie and the Good Housekeeping team for making these recipes! The restaurant and bar is a true must-try if you're local to LA, and you can find them at 5631 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042. Keep up with events and new menu items by following their Instagram.Happy mixing!
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