Customers don’t typically frequent strip clubs for the drinks. But on October 20, Los Angeles cocktail lovers may be tempted to visit Cheetahs, a Los Feliz strip club. That’s because mixologist Matthew Biancaniello recently announced that he will guest bartend there that night. Biancaniello is known for his farmers’ market-inspired drinks and the creative boozy ice creams he makes for L.A. ice cream shop Scoops.
While it's a smart idea for mixologists to share their talents outside of bars, there are plenty of places we'd like to drink great cocktails where nobody is baring anything let alone all. Here are a few personal requests for New York mixologists.
Phil Ward’s palomas at the movie theater.
While some theaters do offer bar service, the average multiplex could benefit from expert tequila drinks. At Phil Ward’s Mayahuel, one of the best snacks to get with his fizzy, grapfruity, salt-rimmed Paloma is popcorn topped with cotija cheese and ancho chile. It’s almost as if Ward was planning a theatrical pop-up all along.