Drinking (yes, during the day), on rooftops, during the summer. It's a no brainer equation for happiness and a moderately-to-rollicking good time.
Which brings us to Sixty Beverly Hills, our home away from home during our most recent trip to Los Angeles. And because there's no better refuge than a sunny rooftop bedecked with fairy lights and complete with gorgeous panoramic views of the city and a rooftop pool, it was the hotel's Above Sixty rooftop bar that really had our hearts. We may or may have not also spotted Beyonce's stylist Ty Hunter up there. Just saying. Here, we're breaking down how to recreate our go-to order, the Strawberry Smash—let's be real, this how-to is every bit as much for us as it is for you guys. #sorrywerenotsorry
1.5 oz VODKA
1.3 oz LEMON JUICE
1. 3 oz SIMPLE SYRUP
one > Muddle one whole strawberry w/ lemon juice
two > Tear and add 3-4 mint leaves
three > Add simple syrup
four > Add vodka
five > Shake and serve over ice
FAVORITE DRINKING SOUNDTRACK?
Nothing but the best, Frank Sinatra.
FAVORITE TOM CRUISE, COCKTAIL-ERA BARTENDING TRICK?
The Flick of the Matches
LIQUOR OF CHOICE?
Single malt scotch
MOST MEMORABLE COCKTAIL HAVE YOU'VE EVER HAD?
A martini at Pravda, nyc mid nineties, slighly dirty. Simple but still the best.
BEST HANGOVER CURE?
PERSON YOU'D MOST LIKE TO DRINK WITH/MAKE A COCKTAIL FOR, DEAD OR ALIVE (AND WHAT YOU WOULD MAKE THEM!):
Mark Twain, the mark twain cocktail of course.. scotch whiskey, fresh lemon juice, crushed sugar, angostura bitters shaken over ice and strained into a chilled wine glass served with a lemon twist.