Just Luxe Tapping the Admiral Cherry Heering

…Rum: La Descarga
If this bar couldn’t have been in Havana, at least it’s in Los Feliz, which means the happy…like the happy few that get to reserve tables at this Cubanified little bar in the heart of Hollywood. It’s been drawing in the crowds with an exotic mix of rum-based cocktails, d├ęcor reminiscent of Hemingway’s Cuba and live music to set the tone.

You won’t be rubbing shoulders with the hoi polloi here. Reservations are required and the wait staff will greet you by name all night long. It’s also a bit of a labyrinth of stairs and hallways to find your way to the main bar area. Take a moment to enjoy the weathered paint job, cozy banquettes, old Cuban newspaper prints on the walls and the gleaming white marble bar.

The journey (both through space and time) is worth it, however, since you can take succor in the cocktail list with over 60 rums represented. Our suggestion is the savory-sweet “Tapping the Admiral” cocktail with Zaya Trinidadian rum, Carpano Antico, cherry heering and bitters. Not that we’re generalizing, but ladies might prefer the “Bad Spaniard” with Cruzan Black Strap rum, Amaro Averna, sweetened condensed milk, egg yolk and cinnamon.

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